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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

Employment History


  • master's degree , business
    West Virginia University
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Chris Hamilton, a vice ..., 6 Feb 2015 [cached]
Chris Hamilton, a vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association, said his group is proud of West Virginias achievements in mine safety, and would never recommend legislation that would lessen protections for our miners.
Hamilton also noted that his group believes an important part of the bill would remove what he called a special privilege for UMW miners to be covered by their union contracts arbitration protections if they are accused of violating a drug test.
2014 Symposium Wrap Up, 19 Dec 2014 [cached]
"Phoenix Coal-Mac Mining's Holden 22 operation, Rockspring Development's Camp Creek No. 1 Mine and Mingo-Logan Mountaineer II operations have consistently shown a commitment to safety that goes above and beyond what is required by state and federal regulations," West Virginia Coal Association Senior Vice President Chris Hamilton said.
News > West Liberty University Establishes New Energy and Commerce Institute | West Virginia Economic Development: WV’s Regional Economic Development Partnership, 28 May 2013 [cached]
Capehart also announced that Chris Hamilton has agreed to serve as the chairman of the new Institute's Industry Council.
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, 2 June 2014 [cached]
Commentary by Chris Hamilton, WV Coal Forum Co-Chair
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."
What was just a coincidence wasn't lost on West Virginia Coal Association Vice President Chris Hamilton.
Chris Hamilton Co-Chair
Board | Remember The Miners, 8 July 2014 [cached]
Chris Hamilton, Board Member
Chris Hamilton, a native of Wheeling currently serves as the Senior Vice President for the WV Coal Association. He has been employed by the Association for the past 25 years and heads up the Industry's mine regulatory and legislative efforts. He is a former miner and mine foreman and holds an undergraduate and masters in Business and Economics from WVU. Hamilton also serves under gubernatorial appointment on the WV Board of Coal Mine Health & Safety and the WV Board of Miner Training Education and Certification and the WV Mine Safety & Technical Review Committee.
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