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Senior Vice President

West Virginia Coal Association
P.O. Box 3923
Charleston , West Virginia 25309
United States

Company Description: Located in Charleston, W.Va., the West Virginia Coal Association is a trade association representing more than 90 percent of the state's underground and surface...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • master's degree , business
    West Virginia University
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Chris Hamilton, senior vice ...
www.journal-news.net, 28 Mar 2015 [cached]
Chris Hamilton, senior vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association; Mike McKechnie, president of Mountain View Solar in Berkeley Springs; and Corky DeMarco, executive director of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, spoke at a forum recently in Martinsburg regarding the business of energy.
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Hamilton reeled the discussion back a notch when Kercheval egged on the participants into a debate over government subsidies for their various industries.
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Also pictured, from left, are Hoppy Kercheval, host of the MetroNews Talkline show; Chris Hamilton, senior vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association; Mike McKechnie, president of Mountain View Solar in Berkeley Springs; and Corky DeMarco, executive director of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association.
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"I think we got off on the wrong foot - we're not competing," Hamilton said.
Chris Hamilton: A response ...
www.wvgazette.com, 14 Feb 2015 [cached]
Chris Hamilton: A response to Cecil Roberts’ claims about Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015 The Charleston Gazette | Chris Hamilton: A response to Cecil Roberts claims about Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015
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Chris Hamilton: A response to Cecil Roberts claims about Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015
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By By Chris Hamilton
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Hamilton is senior vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association, a member of the West Virginia Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety and a member of the West Virginia Diesel Commission.
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Chris Hamilton: A response to Cecil Roberts claims about Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015
Chris Hamilton, vice ...
www.wvgazette.com, 13 Feb 2015 [cached]
Chris Hamilton, vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association, has told lawmakers that his group is proud of West Virginias achievements in mine safety and would never recommend legislation that would lessen protections for our miners.
News > West Liberty University Establishes New Energy and Commerce Institute | West Virginia Economic Development: WV’s Regional Economic Development Partnership
www.redp.org, 28 May 2013 [cached]
Capehart also announced that Chris Hamilton has agreed to serve as the chairman of the new Institute's Industry Council.
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West Liberty University is a proven leader in academic excellence and community leadership and is strategically situated within the nation's energy reserves and portfolio," said Hamilton who is a Wheeling native.
Also the senior vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association, Hamilton has spent nearly 40 years in the coal mining industry. He has been responsible for legislative, regulatory and technical matters affecting the industry and serves as co-chair of the West Virginia Coal Forum, a joint labor-management group designed to foster a dialogue between miners and coal operating personnel, and as co-chair of the Mountaintop Mining Coalition.
The former owner of a safety-training consulting firm, Hamilton served as training director for the West Virginia Department of Mines before joining the WVCA. He has worked as an underground miner and section foreman and possesses mine foreman certifications from West Virginia and Ohio.
Additional appointments include the West Virginia Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety, the West Virginia Board of Miner Training Education and Certification, the West Virginia Mine Safety and Technical Review Committee and the West Virginia Diesel Equipment Commission. He earned a master's degree in business from West Virginia University.
The Coal Forum - News
www.wvcoalforum.org, 2 June 2014 [cached]
Commentary by Chris Hamilton, WV Coal Forum Co-Chair
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Chris Hamilton, co-chairman of the WV Coal Forum and senior vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association, said, "Based on a preliminary economic analysis, the related decrease in coal production would result in the loss of approximately 175,000 direct mining, utility and railroad jobs and a total of 600,000 jobs from the American economy."
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What was just a coincidence wasn't lost on West Virginia Coal Association Vice President Chris Hamilton.
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Chris Hamilton Co-Chair
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