Jesse Parrish

Blackhawk Mining

Chief Executive Officer

Jesse Parrish is the Chief Executive Officer of Blackhawk Mining. Blackhawk is a leading coal producer in Central Appalachia with a focus on mining and selling metallurgical coal to domestic and international steel producers. Mr. Parrish joined the company in 2014 and has served in numerous roles prior to being named CEO in 2019, including Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Development and Strategic Planning. Since 2014, the company has expanded throughout West Virginia and Kentucky. Its 8 mining complexes produce over 9 million tons of coal annually. Prior to joining Blackhawk, Mr. Parrish practiced law at a regional law firm, Bingham Greenebaum Doll, where he focused on coal-related transactions and environmental matters. He is the former Chairman of the West Virginia Coal Association and the Kentucky Coal Association, and a trustee of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation. Mr. Parrish holds degrees from the University of Kentucky College of Business and School of Law.

Sessions With Jesse Parrish

Thursday, 10 March

  • 05:20pm - 06:05pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 11:20 pm - 11/mar/2022 12:05 am

    Coal in the Global Energy Mix

    Panel Power & Renewables
    Major figures in the global coal industry discuss the reasons a transition from coal is likely to be far more deliberate and challenging than many perceive. Global coal consumption continues its growth, but the industry is challenged by financial and social pressure. Recent events suggest that a smooth energy transition is elusive. Coal will be prominent in the energy picture for the foreseeable future. How can industry meet the challenge of transitioning to a healthy, environmentally sound and productive coal chain?