Keith D. Horton was elected and has served as a member of the board of directors of our general partner since January 6, 2015. On January 1, 2015 he retired from his position as President of PVR Coal, a subsidiary of Regency Gas Partners. From March 2010 until March 2014, Mr. Horton was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Coal at PVR Partners, a publicly traded master limited partnership. He has an extensive background in coal operations and management, including a mine engineer position with WCC that was his first position out of college. Mr. Horton’s extensive experience in the coal industry provide him with the necessary skills to be a member of the board of directors, a member of the executive committee and a member of the audit committee of our general partner. With respect to the audit committee, Mr. Horton was designated as financially literate in accordance with NYSE listing standards based on his education and experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering of Mines from West Virginia University and completed the University of Virginia Darden School of Business’ Executive Management Program.