Jason E. Whitehead

Jason E. Whitehead has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Contura since August 2019. He was previously chief operating officer and senior vice president – operations for Alpha Natural Resources Holdings, Inc. from July 2016 until November 2018, and as vice president – operations of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. from November 2012.

Mr. Whitehead previously served in operations and operations-support roles, including executive roles, with Alpha, Massey Energy Company and numerous other coal companies. He also served as an operations consultant to Contura from December 2018 through April 2019. Mr. Whitehead holds bachelor of science degrees from Bluefield State College in civil engineering technology and architectural engineering technology and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Charleston.