Daniel D. Smith

Daniel D. Smith has served as director since February 2021. He previously served on the boards of directors of Blackhawk Mining, LLC, Patriot Coal Corporation and Corsa Coal Corp, as well as several professional boards within the coal industry. Mr. Smith’s career with Norfolk Southern Corporation spanned more than three decades and a number of senior management roles. He retired as senior vice president of energy and properties at Norfolk Southern and had previously held the roles of president of NS Development and president of Pocahontas Land Corporation. He has been a licensed professional mining engineer. Mr. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and operations research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


Alpha Metallurgical Resources affiliates operate both underground and surface mining complexes across Central Appalachia.