Foresight Energy names attorney to open board position

Foresight Energy LP (NYSE: FELP), a major coal producer in Illinois, on Sept. 11 announced the appointment of G. Nicholas Casey Jr. as a new independent member of the Board of Directors of its general partner.

Casey is currently a member of law firm Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins PLLC (LGCR), where he served as managing member from 2008 to 2014. He is also a member of LGCR Government Solutions LLC, where he served as managing member from 2008 to 2014. Additionally, Casey serves as Treasurer of the American Bar Association and as a member of its Board of Governors. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Security National Trust Inc.

Concurrently, E. Hunter Harrison has elected to resign from the board. While Harrison remains a strong believer in the business and future of Foresight, at this point his attention and focus is on Canadian Pacific’s growth opportunities and ensuring a successful succession plan is in place for the organization upon his planned retirement as Chief Executive Office, said Foresight.

“We have appreciated Hunter’s contribution to our Board and wish him well in the future and are pleased to have Nick join our Board of Directors,” said Chris Cline, Foresight’s founder and Chairman of the board. “Nick brings to our board extensive experience in accounting, business development, financing, real estate and management matters. I look forward to working with him in the years to come.”

Foresight Energy is a leading producer and marketer of thermal coal controlling over 3 billion tons of coal reserves in the Illinois Basin. Foresight currently operates four mining complexes (Williamson, Sugar Camp, Hillsboro and Macoupin), with four longwall systems and the Sitran river terminal on the Ohio River.

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