B&E Speaker Series
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
CONSOL Energy Inc.
November 6 at 6p.m.
Erickson Alumni Center
J. Brett Harvey is chairman and chief executive officer of CONSOL Energy Inc.
Harvey also is a member of the board of directors of Barrick Gold Corporation (Toronto) and Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (Pittsburgh).
In addition, Harvey is a member of the following industry and civic organizations: American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy board member; Bituminous Coal Operators' Association (chairman 2006-present); Coal Industry Advisory Board of the International Energy Agency; National Coal Council; National Mining Association (chairman 2002-2004); The Conservation Fund; Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority; Waterways Council, Inc.; World Coal Institute (vice chairman 2001-2003); Allegheny Conference on Community Development Executive Committee; Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board and Boy Scouts of America Greater Pittsburgh Council (chairman 2003-2006); The Duquesne Club board of directors; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Chairman's Council; and the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees.
Harvey began his business career in 1979 with Kaiser Steel Company at the Sunnyside Mine in Utah, and in 1984 he was elected vice president and general manager for Kaiser Coal of New Mexico. In 1986 he joined Utah Power & Light Company. Harvey was elected vice president-mining for PacifiCorp in 1990. He was named president and chief executive officer of Interwest in 1993, vice president of PacifiCorp Fuels in 1993, and president and chief executive officer of PacifiCorp Energy in 1995. He became president and chief executive officer of CONSOL Energy Inc. on January 1, 1998.
A native of Utah, Harvey received a bachelor's degree in mining engineering from the University of Utah.
In April 2000 Harvey was the recipient of the John E. Wilson Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Utah's Mining Engineering Department. In 2003 Harvey was presented with The Percy Nicholls Award, which is jointly conferred by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Inc. and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for notable scientific or industrial achievement in the field of solid fuels. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Utah Alumni Association in February 2008 and that same year was awarded an honorary doctorate from Duquesne University. In 2009, he was inducted into the West Virginia Coal Hall of Fame; and in 2012, Harvey was inducted into the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame.
Harvey and his wife Carol are the parents of four children – Sam, Natalie, Trisha, and Jared and eight grandchildren.