VCEDA Board

The Board of the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) includes 16 members, all Virginia residents. Membership includes the three largest coal producers in the region, the largest oil and gas producer in the region, the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance, five gubernatorial appointees, representatives from the boards of supervisors of the three largest coal producing counties in the region, the executive directors of the LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau planning district commissions, and a representative from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.  From its membership, the VCEDA Board annually elects a chairman, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer.

Officers
J.P. Richardson
Chairman

Rick Axthelm
Vice Chairman

Frank Underwood
Secretary

Esther Bolling
Treasurer

Governor’s Appointees
Maggie Asbury
Esther Bolling
Becky Coleman
Mark T. Leonard
Larry Mosley

Coal Producers
Rick Axthelm
Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC

J. P. Richardson
United Coal Company

Frank Underwood
CBMC/ Buchanan Minerals, LLC

Gas Producer
Kevin Elkins
CNX Gas Company

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Dan Gundersen

Planning District Commissions
Jim Baldwin
Cumberland Plateau PDC

Duane A. Miller
LENOWISCO PDC

County Board of Supervisors
Carroll Branham
Buchanan County

David Perry
Dickenson County

Dana G. Kilgore
Wise County

Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance
Harry Childress

Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority

P.O. Box 1060
527 East Main Street
Lebanon, Virginia 24266
Phone: 1-800-735-9999
Email: mail@e-region.org

QUICK OVERVIEW

Virginia's e-Region is marketed by the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority - VCEDA - a regional economic development organization created by Virginia's General Assembly in 1988 to enhance and diversify the economic base of the seven-county, one-city, coal-producing region in southwestern Virginia.  Since its creation, VCEDA has helped create more than 20,000 jobs.