Jack Gerard Named NMA President

The National Mining Association (NMA) board of directors has named Jack N. Gerard, 42, as the association's new president and CEO. Gerard will succeed Richard L. Lawson, who is retiring at year-end.

In announcing Gerard's selection, NMA Chairman Steven F. Leer, president and CEO of Arch Coal Inc, said Gerard brings a wealth of experience and government relations expertise to the job.

Gerard had served as chairman and CEO of the government relations consulting firm of MCClure, Gerard and Neuenschwander Inc., which specializes in representing natural resource and energy clients.