Westminster, CO – Western Fuels Association’s (WFA) Board of Directors have appointed Meri Sandlin to fill the role of CEO and General Manager, effective August 12, 2015, replacing Duane Richards who served for 11 years as CEO and General Manager at WFA.
Meri Sandlin has been in the coal industry since 1992, holding various positions in finance, accounting and logistics with mining companies in the Powder River Basin. In 2005, Ms. Sandlin became the Business Manager at the Dry Fork Mine in Wyoming. She then transferred to Western Fuels Association in 2008 and was most recently serving as the Director of Commercial Operations. She has also had responsibilities for coal procurement and risk management.