Chris D. Hansen
is a graduate of Brigham Young University with both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology. He has worked in the oil and gas exploration industry, performed geologic evaluations of coal properties in the west, and has been responsible for environmental permitting and compliance in the petroleum and coal mining industries in various locations throughout the United States. Since the early 1990s, most of his professional career has been focused on the permitting of coal mining operations and maintaining those mine's compliance with the Surface Mining and Control Reclamation Act. Mr. Hansen joined Arch Western Bituminous Group in 1998 and currently holds the position of Environmental Coordinator. Mr. Hansen represents mining interests on the Board.