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Alliance Holdings GP LP (AHGP.O)

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2 Dec 2016
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Craft

65 2005 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of General Partner

Brian Cantrell

56 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of General Partner

R. Eberley Davis

58 2007 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of General Partner

Robert Sachse

67 Executive Vice President - Marketing of Managing General Partner

Charles Wesley

61 2009 Executive Vice President of Managing General Partner

Thomas Wynne

59 2009 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Managing General Partner

Wilson Torrence

74 2015 Director of General Partner

Thomas Davidson

79 2006 Independent Director of General Partner

Robert Druten

69 2007 Independent Director of General Partner

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Craft

Mr. Joseph W. Craft III., is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance GP, LLC., the General Partner of Alliance Holdings GP, L.P., since November 2005. Mr. Craft has been Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer since November 2005. Mr. Craft has majority ownership of MGP, ARLP’s managing general partner, and owns indirectly ARLP’s special general partner and our general partner. Mr. Craft has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of MGP since 1999. Previously Mr. Craft served as President of MAPCO Coal Inc. since 1986. During that period, he also was Senior Vice President of MAPCO Inc. and had previously been that company’s General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer. He is a former Chairman and current Board member of the National Coal Council, a Board Member of the National Mining Association, and a Director and current Chairman of American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (“ACCCE”), and has been a Director of BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: BOKF) since April of 2007 and became chairman of its compensation committee in 2014. Mr. Craft holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Craft also is a graduate of the Senior Executive Program of the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The specific experience, qualifications, attributes or skills that led to the conclusion Mr. Craft should serve as a Director include his long history of significant involvement in the coal industry, his demonstrated business acumen and his exceptional leadership of the Partnership since its inception.

Brian Cantrell

Mr. Brian L. Cantrell is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Alliance GP, LLC., the General Partner of Alliance Holdings GP, L.P., since November 2005. Mr. Cantrell has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since November 2005. Mr. Cantrell also has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MGP, the general partner of ARLP, since October 2003. Prior to his current position, Mr. Cantrell was President of AFN Communications, LLC from November 2001 to October 2003 where he had previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer after joining AFN in September 2000. Mr. Cantrell’s previous positions include Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director with Brighton Energy, LLC from August 1997 to September 2000; Vice President—Finance of KCS Medallion Resources, Inc.; and Vice President—Finance, Secretary and Treasurer of Intercoast Oil and Gas Company. Mr. Cantrell is a Certified Public Accountant and holds Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Accountancy degrees from the University of Oklahoma.

R. Eberley Davis

Mr. R. Eberley Davis is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Alliance GP, LLC., the General Partner of Alliance Holdings GP, L.P., since February 12, 2007. Mr. Davis has been Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since February 2007. Mr. Davis also serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of MGP, the managing general partner of ARLP. From 2003 to February 2007, Mr. Davis practiced law in the Lexington, Kentucky office of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC. Prior to joining Stoll Keenon Ogden, Mr. Davis was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Massey Energy Company for one year. Mr. Davis also served in various positions, including Vice President and General Counsel, for Lodestar Energy, Inc. from 1993 to 2002. Mr. Davis is an alumnus of the University of Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and his Juris Doctorate degree. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Davis is a Trustee of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, and a member of the American and Kentucky Bar Associations.

Robert Sachse

Mr. Robert G. Sachse is Executive Vice President - Marketing of Alliance Resource Management GP, LLC., the Managing General Partner of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. He has been Executive Vice President of MGP since August 2000. Effective November 1, 2006, Mr. Sachse assumed responsibility for the ARLP Partnership’s coal marketing, sales and transportation functions. Mr. Sachse was also Vice Chairman of ARLP’s managing general partner from August 2000 to January 2007. Mr. Sachse was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MAPCO Inc. from 1996 to 1998 when MAPCO merged with The Williams Companies. Following the merger, Mr. Sachse had a two year non-compete consulting agreement with The Williams Companies. Mr. Sachse held various positions while with MAPCO Coal Inc. from 1982 to 1991, and was promoted to President of MAPCO Natural Gas Liquids in 1992. Mr. Sachse holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Trinity University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tulsa.

Charles Wesley

Mr. Charles R. Wesley is Executive Vice President of Alliance Resource Management GP, LLC., the Managing General Partner of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Mr. Wesley became a Director of MGP in January 2009 and has been Executive Vice President of MGP since March 2009. Mr. Wesley has served in a variety of capacities since joining the company in 1974, including as Senior Vice President—Operations from August 1996 through February 2009. Mr. Wesley is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Coal Association and also has served the industry as past President of the West Kentucky Mining Institute and National Mine Rescue Association Post 11, and as a director of the Kentucky Mining Institute. Mr. Wesley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Kentucky. The specific experience, qualifications, attributes or skills that led to the conclusion Mr. Wesley should serve as a Director of MGP include his long history of significant involvement in the coal industry, his successful leadership of the Partnership’s operations, and his knowledge and technical expertise in all aspects of producing and marketing coal.

Thomas Wynne

Mr. Thomas M. Wynne is Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Alliance Resource Management GP, LLC., the Managing General Partner of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P., since March 1, 2009. Mr. Wynne has been Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of MGP since March 2009. Mr. Wynne joined the company in 1981 as a mining engineer and has held a variety of positions with the company prior to his appointment in July 1998 as Vice President—Operations. Mr. Wynne has served the coal industry on the National Executive Committee for National Mine Rescue and previously as a member of the Coal Safety Committee for the National Mining Association. Mr. Wynne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration degree from West Virginia University

Wilson Torrence

Mr. Wilson M. Torrence is an Director of Alliance GP, LLC., the General Partner of Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. He became a Director in April 2015. Mr. Torrence is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Since January 2007, Mr. Torrence has also been a Director of MGP, the managing general partner of ARLP. Mr. Torrence retired from Fluor Corporation in 2006 as a Senior Vice President of Project Development and Investments and since that time has performed investment and business consulting services for various clients. Mr. Torrence was employed at Fluor from 1989 to 2006 where, among other roles, he was responsible for the global Project Investment and Structured Finance Group and served as Chairman of Fluor’s Investment Committee. In that position, Mr. Torrence had executive responsibility for Fluor’s global activities in developing and arranging third-party financing for some of Fluor’s clients’ construction projects. Prior to joining Fluor in 1989, Mr. Torrence was President and CEO of Combustion Engineering Corporation’s Waste to Energy Division and, during that time, also served as Chairman of the Institute of Resource Recovery, a Washington-based industry advocacy organization. Mr. Torrence began his career at Mobil Oil Corporation, where he held several executive positions, including Assistant Treasurer of Mobil’s International Marketing and Refining Division and Chief Financial and Planning Officer of Mobil Land Development Company. From October 2006 to March 2007, Mr. Torrence served as Chief Financial Officer and as a Director of Cleantech America, LLC, a private company involved in development of central station solar generating plants. Mr. Torrence holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Business Administration from Virginia Tech University. The specific experience, qualifications, attributes or skills that led to the conclusion Mr. Torrence should serve as a Director include his extensive experience in the construction and energy businesses, his senior corporate finance-related and other leadership positions and

Thomas Davidson

Mr. Thomas M. Davidson, Sr., is an Independent Director of Alliance GP, LLC., the General Partner of Alliance Holdings GP, L.P., since March 2006. Mr. Davidson is Chairman of the Conflicts Committee and a member of the audit committee of AGP’s Board of Directors (“Audit Committee”). In 1999, Mr. Davidson founded Davidson Capital Group, a niche investment bank headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area and engaged primarily in assisting enterprises in merger and acquisition, financing, and other growth initiatives. Mr. Davidson is the President and Senior Managing Director of Davidson Capital Group and has served in such capacity since 1999. From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Davidson was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of The Peter Kiewit Companies, a coal mining and construction company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. From 1982 to 1985, Mr. Davidson was a senior law partner in the corporate group in Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld in Washington, D.C. From 1977 to 1982, Mr. Davidson was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of MAPCO Inc., a diversified oil and gas and coal company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a former parent of ARLP’s predecessors. From 1974 to 1977, Mr. Davidson was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Mesa Petroleum Corporation, an oil and gas exploration company headquartered in Amarillo, Texas. Mr. Davidson holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science from Williams College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Duke University. The specific experience, qualifications, attributes or skills that led to the conclusion Mr. Davidson should serve as Director include his significant experience with both the legal and investment banking aspects of corporate financing and acquisition transactions and his previous service in a management role in the coal mining industry.

Robert Druten

Mr. Robert J. Druten is an Independent Director of Alliance GP, LLC., the General Partner of Alliance Holdings GP, L.P., since January 8, 2007. Mr. Druten is a member of the Audit and Conflicts Committees. From September 1994 until his retirement in August 2006, Mr. Druten served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hallmark Cards, Inc. Mr. Druten holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Kansas University as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Rockhurst University. Mr. Druten currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kansas City Southern Industries, Inc. (NYSE: KSU), a transportation and financial services company, and is Chairman of its audit and finance committees, and is a member of its compensation committee and nominating and governance committees. Mr. Druten is also a Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Entertainment Properties Trust (NYSE: EPR), a real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition of movie theatre complexes and other entertainment related properties, and is a member of its audit, compensation, finance and governance committees. Mr. Druten previously served as a director of American Italian Pasta, from 2007 until it was acquired by Ralcorp Holdings in July, 2010, where he was the Chair of the Audit Committee and also served on the Compensation Committee. The specific experience, qualifications, attributes or skills that led to the conclusion Mr. Druten should serve as Director are demonstrated by his lengthy and distinguished service as Chief Financial Officer of Hallmark, including direct oversight of a public company subsidiary, and his extensive experience serving as a director of public companies in multiple industries.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Joseph Craft

819,725

Brian Cantrell

1,104,240

R. Eberley Davis

1,277,120

Robert Sachse

1,473,550

Charles Wesley

644,316

Thomas Wynne

1,477,710

Wilson Torrence

--

Thomas Davidson

--

Robert Druten

1,108,830
As Of  30 Dec 2015