President and CEO, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE)
Beginning her career as a power plant engineer, Bloodworth worked for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, America’s Natural Gas Alliance and Energen/Alabama Gas Corporation before joining the ACCCE in 2018.
OSHA Jurisdiction over Inactive and Abandoned Mine Properties
Heath is a member of Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, in the Charleston, West Virginia office. He co-chairs the firm’s OSHA and MSHA practice group and concentrates his practice in safety issues, litigation and labor and employment law.
Assistant Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Labor
Zatezalo is a native of West Virginia and has spent a lifetime working in mining. He began his career as a union miner and since then has held positions at a number of companies as shift foreman, engineering superintendent, mine manager, vice president of operations and chief executive officer.
62nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
A veteran and former small business owner, Governor Bevin is passionate about strengthening Kentucky’s financial foundation, passing a fiscally conservative budget in order to restore fiscal responsibility in the state government
Founder, The Center for Industrial Progress
Epstein is a philosopher who argues that “human flourishing” should be the guiding principle of industrial and environmental progress. He founded Center for Industrial Progress (CIP) in 2011 to offer a positive, pro-human alternative to the Green movement.
Thursday, September 6th
Friday, September 7th
Hilton Downtown Lexington
Michelle Bloodworth, President and CEO, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE)
Mark Heath, OSHA Jurisdiction Over Inactive and Abandoned Mine Properties
Presentation and MSHA overview
Dave Zatezalo, U.S. Dept. of Labor Assistant Secretary
Board buses for Junior Achievement Biztown
Junior Achievement Biztown
Welcome and overview from Junior Achievement
Lunch and Keynote Address
Governor Matt Bevin
Board buses for the Hilton Downtown Lexington
Hilton Downtown Lexington
Kentucky Coal Association Board Meeting (open to KCA members only)
Board buses for the Kentucky Castle
Dinner and Keynote
Alex Epstein from The Center for Industrial Progress
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton for overnight accommodations. To make your reservation, call 859-231-9000 and mention the Kentucky Coal Association room block.
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