After extensive research, the Kentucky Coal Association announced in a Nov. 9 statement that the organization has appointed Tucker Davis as its new president. Davis, a former Trump administration official in the US Department of the Interior, hails from the Appalachian coal basins and brings more than a decade of experience in public affairs, public policy, and advocacy.
“For a child who grew up in the head of a holler, it is a dream come true to be able to represent an industry that has been a driver of prosperity not only in the Commonwealth, but all over the world,” said Davis. “I am honored 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 is passionate about Kentucky coal and Kentucky coal miners, and understands the importance of coal in providing low cost, reliable and resilient energy,” said KCA President Heath Lovell. “We are very happy to have someone with their in-depth industry knowledge and proven track record to lead our organization into the future. ”
Prior to joining KCA, Davis was appointed politician in the Trump administration of the US Department of the Interior and most recently led Winsome Sears’ successful campaign for Lt. Col. 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 Trustees of the Appalachian School of Law in his hometown of Grundy, Virginia.