LEXINGTON – After extensive research, the Kentucky Coal Association has named Tucker Davis as its new president. Davis, a former Trump administration official at the U.S. Department of the Interior, hails from the Appalachian coalfields and brings more than a decade of experience in public affairs, public policy and issues advocacy.
“For a kid who grew up like a howler, it’s a dream come true to be able to represent an industry that has been a driver of prosperity not just in the Commonwealth, but around the world,” Davis said. . . “I am humbled and honored to lead the Kentucky Coal Association and look forward to working with policy makers and community leaders to ensure a prosperous and productive future for our miners and our industry.”
“Tucker has a passion for Kentucky coal and Kentucky coal miners, and understands the importance of coal in providing low-cost, reliable and resilient energy,” said KCA Chairman Heath Lovell. “We are very pleased to have someone with his deep industry knowledge and proven track record to lead our organization into the future.”
Prior to joining KCA, Davis served politically in the Trump administration at the US Department of the Interior and most recently managed Winsome Sears’ successful campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Davis has also worked for several advocacy organizations, including Americans for Prosperity and the National Mining Association’s Count on Coal campaign. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Radford University and currently serves on the board of the Appalachian School of Law in his hometown of Grundy, Virginia.