Jason E. Whitehead

Jason E. Whitehead has served as president and chief operating officer since January 2023. He previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer since August 2019. He also served as chief operating officer and senior vice president – operations for Alpha Natural Resources Holdings, Inc. from July 2016 until November 2018, and as vice president – operations of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. from November 2012.

Mr. Whitehead previously served in operations and operations-support roles, including executive roles, with Alpha Natural Resources, Massey Energy Company and numerous other coal companies. He also served as an operations consultant to Contura Energy from December 2018 through April 2019. Mr. Whitehead holds bachelor of science degrees from Bluefield State College in civil engineering technology and architectural engineering technology and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Charleston.


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