Peabody Energy Corporation (OTCMKTS:BTUUQ) reported that A. Verona Dorch has been selected among the most prominent women in Corporate U.S. by Savoy magazine. Dorch is a veteran international leader in the compliance, legal and government relations segment. She joined company as Executive VP, Chief Legal Officer in August 2015.  She possesses over 20 years of experience in handling counseling of different global operations, which comprises over 10 years as in-house advisor and a secondment in Tokyo.

The management speaks

Glenn Kellow, the CEO, said that Dorch is a prominent leader, role model and mentor with an approach that showcases Peabody values. They are delighted the business community has acknowledged her strengths, which develop value for global organization, the society and also business community. Kellow added that Dorch is part of company’s new management team that brings the industry strength and company experience on the same platform with a comprehensive leadership approach.

Both CFO Amy Schwetz and Dorch have closed their first year in current positions, bringing over 40 years of combined experience and showing Peabody’s commitment to variety.

Savoy Magazine’s acknowledgement of “influential women” highlights a cross section of officials representing different industries with a global and national focus. Selections shows those who establish leadership enhancing the community and motivating others, and are prepared by the Savoy reporting board and community frontrunners.

Peabody Energy is the globe’s largest private-sector coal firm and lists in Fortune 500. The firm serves thermal and metallurgical coal clients in 25 nations on six continents and has obtained 130 safety, environmental and corporate honors in the past 5 years.

In other news, Australia’s South32 agreed to buy company’s Metropolitan coking coal mine based in Australia, and company’s associated 16.67% stake in the Port Kembla Coal Terminal, in a deal valued at $200 million. Metropolitan has the capacity to manufacture around 2.3 million metric tons/year of coal, and it is not far from Illawarra business. It is close to a 71 million metric ton emergent coal resource owned by South32, offering opportunities for product blending and expansion.