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Kevin S. Crutchfield

President & CEO, Compass Minerals Intl., Inc.

Kevin Crutchfield earned his B.S. in Mining Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1986. Upon graduating, he worked for Pittston Coal Company in various operating and executive management positions including vice president of operations from 1986 to 1995. Over the course of his career, Kevin would go on to serve in various executive roles, including multiple leadership roles within Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. In July 2016, he became CEO and director of Contura Energy. He also served as chairman of the Board’s Safety, Health and Environmental Committee. As of May 7, Crutchfield has been President and CEO and serves as a member of the board of directors for Compass Minerals, a producer of minerals and plant nutrition products.

Crutchfield is currently the director and past chairman of the National Mining Association, director of the Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation, a member of the board of advisors for the Electro Mechanical Corporation, and an advisory board member for the Virginia Tech Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering. He has previously served extensively on numerous coal and energy boards, such as the Coal Industry Advisory Board International Energy Agency and as director for Rice Energy, Inc. Kevin was inducted in 2019 into the Virginia Tech College of Engineering’s Academy of Engineering Excellence.