Robert E. Murray
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive OfficerMurray Energy Corporation
Mr. Murray was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of The North American Coal Corporation (North American). He served North American for 31 years in virtually every type of engineering, underground supervisory, management and executive position, including President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer.
During his fifty-four year career in the mining industry, Mr. Murray has received numerous awards, including the Erskine Ramsay, Howard N. Eavenson, Percy Nicholls, and Distinguished Member Awards from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. (SME), of which he was President in 1989. He was President of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, Inc. (AIME) in 2000 and has been elected an Honorary Member. He was presented the National Mining Association Spirit of America Award, and, most especially, the International Society of Mining Safety Professionals chose him to receive its distinguished Chief Executive Leadership Award.
Mr. Murray is a national leader on matters affecting the coal and minerals industries before Congress, the Administration and regulatory and other government agencies. He also is prominent in coal matters in many states. He is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of the National Mining Association, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity and American Council for Affordable and Reliable Energy, and Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and Utah Coal Associations. He also serves on the National Coal Council and the Advisory Board of the National Mining Hall of Fame and is a Life Member of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute.Mr. Murray has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Business and holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Degree from The Ohio State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and private pilot, and resides with his wife, Brenda, in Moreland Hills and St. Clairsville, Ohio. Their sons, Rob, Jon, and Ryan, all graduates of West Virginia University, are involved in the family business. Brenda and Bob have seven grandchildren.