LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Kentucky Coal Association named J. Tyler White as its new president.
White currently serves as the District Director for Kentucky’s Sixth District Congressman, Andy Barr.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to continue advocating for the people of the Commonwealth especially those in Eastern and Western Kentucky whose lives have been negatively impacted by overregulation and failed policy,” said White. “I believe that with the right policies in place, we can and we will revitalize this critical industry for our state and nation. I look forward to working with our member organizations, community leaders, and government officials to not only bring coal back, but to let it prosper to the benefit of all Kentuckians.”
White graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors of Arts from the College of Communication in 2014 and is nearing completion of his Master’s degree from the Harvard Extension School with a concentration in General Management. White also served in the United States Marine Corps from 2004-2012.
He begins his new role on December 5. Former KCA president Bill Bissett resigned to take a job in his home state of West Virginia.