David J. Stetson
David J. Stetson has served as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors since July 2019, and as chair of the board of directors since August 2019. He previously served on Contura Energy’s board of directors from November 2018 through April 2019. Mr. Stetson has extensive experience in management, finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, restructuring, the law and reclamation, having most recently served as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of both ANR, Inc. and Alpha Natural Resources Holdings, Inc. (together, Alpha) from July 2016 until the merger with Contura in November 2018.
Prior to joining Alpha, Mr. Stetson held a number of executive leadership positions within the energy industry, including chief executive officer, chief restructuring officer, and senior advisor for various energy companies including Trinity Coal Corporation, American Resources Offshore, Inc., Lexington Coal Company, and Lipari Energy Inc. Mr. Stetson earned a bachelor of science degree from Murray State University, a juris doctor degree from the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, and a master of business administration degree from the University of Notre Dame.