Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Board of Directors

G. Nicholas Casey Jr.
G. Nicholas Casey, Jr. is a member of the Board of Directors of our general partner. Mr. Casey is currently a member of Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins, PLLC, attorneys at law, 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, Mr. 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. Mr. Casey received an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and a law degree from West Virginia University College of Law. The experience and qualifications that led to the conclusion that Mr. Casey should serve as a Director include his extensive experience in accounting, business development, financing, real estate and management matters.
Christopher Cline
Chairman
Christopher Cline is our Chairman of the Board of Directors and Principal Strategy Advisor. Mr. Cline has more than 30 years of experience in the coal industry. After attending Marshall University, he developed and operated over 25 coal mining, processing and transportation facilities in the Appalachian Region and the Illinois Basin, including some of the most productive longwall mining operations in the country. During the past five years, Mr. Cline has focused his efforts primarily on developing Foresight. The experience and qualifications that led to the conclusion that Mr. Cline should serve as a Director include his formation and leadership of the Partnership since its inception, significant and broad experience in the coal industry and his proven business acumen.
Daniel S. Hermann
Daniel S. Hermann is a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Hermann is the Chief Executive Officer of AmeriQual Group, LLC since 2005. Previously, Mr. Hermann served as President of American Patriot Group, LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Hermann held various positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer, of Black Beauty Coal Company from 1982-2004. Black Beauty Coal Company was acquired by Peabody Energy Corporation and, for a period of time after the acquisition, Mr. Hermann worked as a group executive for Peabody’s Midwest Division. Mr. Hermann began his career in public accounting and was a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Hermann is currently on the Board of Directors of Deaconess Health Systems and serves as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. He also serves as a Director of Fifth Third Bank Southern Indiana. Mr. Hermann graduated from Indiana State University in Evansville, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Robert D. Moore
Mr. Moore has more than 20 years of experience in management, operations, finance, accounting, and acquisitions in the United States coal industry. He has been our President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of our Board of Directors, since May 2015. Mr. Moore also serves as Murray Energy Corporation’s Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, and he is a member of Murray Energy’s Board of Directors. Mr. Moore was integral in Murray Energy’s $3.05 billion acquisition of Consolidation Coal Company, from CONSOL Energy Inc., in December 2013. From 1993 to 2007, Mr. Moore held a number of financial and other senior management positions within Murray Energy. Mr. Moore received his Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in Accounting and Finance, his Certified Public Accountant certification from the State of Ohio, and his Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University.
Brian D. Sullivan
Mr. Sullivan has extensive experience in the coal industry, most recently serving as a managing member of Energy Resource Services, LLC, a consulting company that provides M&A and commercial advisory services to companies in the natural resources, energy and industrial sectors. Previously, Mr. Sullivan worked for Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. as the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.
Paul H. Vining
Mr. Vining is currently the CEO of Cline Group LLC, as well as President of Foresight Reserves LP and CEO of Cutlass Collieries LLC, the international development arm of the Cline Group. With over 35 years of experience in the coal business his prior experience includes President of Alpha Natural Resources, CEO of White Oak Resources LLC, President and Chief Operating Officer of St. Louis-based Patriot Coal Corp, Chief Executive Officer of Magnum Coal Company, the top executive sales and trading positions for both Arch Coal and Peabody Energy, and key sales and commercial roles at AGIPCOAL USA, Island Creek Coal Company and A. T. Massey Coal Company. Mr. Vining earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary as well as his Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering and Master of Science in Extractive Metallurgy from Columbia University’s Henry Krumb School of Mines.

Management

Christopher Cline
Principal Strategy Advisor
Christopher Cline is our Chairman of the Board of Directors and Principal Strategy Advisor. Mr. Cline has more than 30 years of experience in the coal industry. After attending Marshall University, he developed and operated over 25 coal mining, processing and transportation facilities in the Appalachian Region and the Illinois Basin, including some of the most productive longwall mining operations in the country. During the past five years, Mr. Cline has focused his efforts primarily on developing Foresight. The experience and qualifications that led to the conclusion that Mr. Cline should serve as a Director include his formation and leadership of the Partnership since its inception, significant and broad experience in the coal industry and his proven business acumen.
Robert D. Moore
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Moore has more than 20 years of experience in management, operations, finance, accounting, and acquisitions in the United States coal industry. He has been our President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of our Board of Directors, since May 2015. Mr. Moore also serves as Murray Energy Corporation’s Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, and he is a member of Murray Energy’s Board of Directors. Mr. Moore was integral in Murray Energy’s $3.05 billion acquisition of Consolidation Coal Company, from CONSOL Energy Inc., in December 2013. From 1993 to 2007, Mr. Moore held a number of financial and other senior management positions within Murray Energy. Mr. Moore received his Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in Accounting and Finance, his Certified Public Accountant certification from the State of Ohio, and his Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University.
Rashda M. Buttar
Senior Vice President—General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Before joining Foresight in September 2011, Ms. Buttar served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Patriot Coal Corporation from 2007 to August 2011. Prior to joining Patriot Coal Corporation, Ms. Buttar served as the Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary of TALX Corporation from 2003-2007. Ms. Buttar received her Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law and her undergraduate degree in Russian and European Studies and Political Science from Saint Louis University.
James T. Murphy
Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Murphy has served as Controller since 2011 and VP & Controller since December 2014. Previously, Mr. Murphy served as the Assistant Controller at Arch Coal Inc. Mr. Murphy is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Missouri St. Louis.