Management Team
Richard M. Whiting
Rick Whiting serves as President & Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Patriot Coal Corporation. Prior to the spin-off of Patriot from Peabody Energy in 2007, Mr. Whiting was Peabody's Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer. He previously served as President & Chief Operating Officer and as a director of Peabody. He also served as Executive Vice President - Sales, Marketing & Trading, and as President of Peabody COALSALES Company.
Rick currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Mining Association (NMA), Chairman of the NMA's Audit and Finance Committee, and COALPAC Chairman. He is the former Chairman of NMA's Safety and Health Committee, the former Chairman of the Bituminous Coal Operators' Association, and a past board member of the National Coal Council. He is also currently a director of the Society of Mining Engineers Foundation.
Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from West Virginia University.
Charles A. Ebetino, Jr.
Chuck Ebetino is Patriot Coal's Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.
Previously, Chuck served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Patriot Coal and as Senior Vice President of Business and Resource Development for Peabody Energy. He also served as Senior Vice President of Market Development for Peabody's sales and marketing subsidiary from 2003 to 2006.
Chuck joined Peabody in 2003 after more than 25 years with American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) where he served in a number of management roles in the fuel procurement and supply group, including Senior Vice President of fuel supply and President & Chief Operating Officer of AEP's coal mining and coal-related subsidiaries from 1993 until 2002.
Chuck is a past board member of the National Mining Association (NMA), former Chairman of the NMA Environmental Committee, a former Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Edison Electric Institute's Power Generation Subject Area Committee, a former Chairman of the Inland Waterway Users Board, and a past board member and president of the Western Coal Transportation Association.
Chuck has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also attended the New York University School of Business for graduate study in finance.
Mark N. Schroeder
Mark Schroeder is Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Patriot Coal.
Previously, Mark held several key management positions with Peabody Energy, most recently serving as President of Peabody China from 2005 to 2007. He also served as Vice President of Materials Management, Vice President of Business Development and as Controller.
Mark has more than 30 years of business experience, including as Chief Financial Officer of Behlmann Automotive Group, Chief Financial Officer of Franklin Equity Leasing Company and financial management positions with McDonnell Douglas Corporation and Ernst & Young, LLP.
Mark is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville.
Joseph W. Bean
Joseph Bean is Patriot Coal's Senior Vice President - Law & Administration, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. Joe has responsibility for all human resources, legal and corporate secretary functions for Patriot.
Previously, Joe served as Vice President & Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Peabody Energy. During his tenure at Peabody, Joe directed the company's legal and compliance activities related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate finance and securities matters.
Joe has 23 years of corporate law experience, including 19 years as in-house legal counsel. Joe was counsel and assistant corporate secretary for The Quaker Oats Company prior to its acquisition by PepsiCo in 2001 and assistant general counsel for Pet Incorporated prior to its 1995 acquisition by Pillsbury. Bean also served as a corporate law associate with the law firms of Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago and Thompson & Mitchell in St. Louis.
Bean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law.
Robert W. Bennett
Bob Bennett is Patriot Coal's Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer.
Previously, Bob served as Patriot's Senior Vice President of Sales and Trading and was responsible for Patriot's thermal coal sales and its brokerage function. Bob has over 22 years of experience in the coal sales, marketing and trading arena, including senior-level positions at Patriot Coal, Magnum Coal, Peabody Energy, and AGIP Coal.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Marshall University.

Q2 2011 Patriot Coal Corp Earnings Conference Call
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