)--The Coal Trading Association (CTA) has elected new officer and two new
board members for the coming year. Board members are elected for
Following are the new officers:
President Sean Murphy is Director of Fuels for Mirant Energy Trading,
where he oversees procurement of fuel for more than 10,000 MWs of
electric generation. In addition to procurement activities, his
oversight includes proprietary trading activities in coal and oil.
Vice President Jennifer Johnson is SVP of Sales and Trading for Arch
Coal Sales, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Coal, Inc. She is
responsible for the marketing and optimization of 140mm tons of PRB
coal annually, as well as Arch’s coal trading activities.
Treasurer Ryan Gentil is the Portfolio Risk Manager for Duke Energy.
He manages the fuel risk associated with the coal assets for Duke
Energy’s 3,000 MWs of unregulated coal-fired generation.
Secretary David James is a Director, Sales and Marketing with Peabody
COALSALES, LLC. He manages sales and marketing of Peabody Energy coal
products in the Powder River Basin.
The membership also elected these new directors:
Tom Holleran is Director, Energy Products & Services, with NYMEX, a
part of the CME Group. He executes the firm’s energy product growth
strategy, including increasing trading volume and distribution of
petroleum products futures and options and assisting in the
development and launch of new products and services.
Matt Reed is the Vice President—Carbon Division of Traxys North
America. He manages the US coal trading and marketing activities for
the firm, which focuses on the trading and marketing of metals and
carbon products worldwide.
The CTA exists to promote efficient and effective coal trading and risk
management practices and procedures. CTA develops and maintains industry
standards for coal trading activities with the goal of achieving a
disciplined, liquid, and efficient coal trading industry. To achieve
this goal, CTA develops consensus-based policies, exchanges information
among members and other interested professional and technical groups,
and offers training programs to improve the knowledge, skills, and
practice tools of its members.