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Contact: Janet Gellici, CEO
American Coal Council
Ph: (202) 756-4540
E: jgellici@americancoalcouncil.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8 A.M. EST, February 1, 2013

AMERICAN COAL COUNCIL -  Leadership Change Announced
ACC CEO Janet Gellici to Depart in May 2013

WASHINGTON, DC ~ The Board of Directors of the American Coal Council (ACC) announced today that ACC CEO Janet Gellici will be leaving the Association in mid-May to assume the position of Executive Director of the National Coal Council, an advisory group to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. 

Gellici has been with the ACC since its inception 30 years ago, and has served as Chief Executive since 1991.  Under her leadership, the Association has achieved numerous milestones:

  • Transitioned from an exclusively international-focused association to one encompassing both international and domestic markets for U.S. coal.
  • Transitioned from a western regional group to a national association in 2002.
  • Grew from 19 member companies to a record-high of 180 member companies in 2012.
  • Established an exemplary leadership development program for new hires to the coal industry ~ Tomorrows Leadership Council.
  • Formed partnerships with numerous other trade associations to conduct joint studies and conference events.
  • Enhanced the visibility of the ACC as an industry advocate.
  • Established a reputation for industry leading educational programs.
  • Launched a publications program that currently publishes the premier magazine in the coal industry ~ American Coal.

ACC President Doug Glass (Vice President & General Manager Energy, Union Pacific) acknowledged Gellici’s significant contributions to the Association noting that "Gellici’s industry knowledge and management skills have propelled the ACC from a small regional group to a national association with a solid reputation for advancing coal industry business interests through education, advocacy and networking initiatives.  The ACC’s Board and members thank Gellici for her leadership and join in wishing her success in her new position.”

"My long tenure with the ACC has been a tremendous experience, both personally and professionally,” said Gellici.  "I appreciate having had the opportunity to work with such wonderful people in an industry that plays such a vital role in our nation’s energy, economic and environmental security.  I’m sad to be leaving the ACC but look forward to continuing to serve as a champion for the coal industry at the National Coal Council.”

Gellici will be acknowledged for her efforts at the ACC’s upcoming Spring Coal Forum (March 12-14, Clearwater Beach, FL ~2013 Spring Coal Forum).  The ACC Board has formed a Transition Team and Search Committee to find a replacement for Gellici.  Interested parties should contact American Coal Council Human Resource Chair, Danny Gray (Charah, Inc.) at dgray.acc@charah.com, or through the American Coal Council’s Washington D.C. office.

The American Coal Council represents the collective business interests of the coal industry ~ from the hole-in-the-ground to the plug-in-the-wall ~ including coal suppliers, coal consumers (utility & industrial), energy traders, coal transportation companies and coal support service firms. ACC provides relevant educational programs, advocacy support and peer-to-peer networking forums to advance members’ commercial and professional development interests.  Additionally, ACC advocates for coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound fuel source.

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