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Natural Resource Partners LP

Natural Resource Partners LP

Sector: Coal Mining Services Region: TX, United States


: | New York Stock Exchange: NRP


Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NRP) is a master limited partnership that is principally engaged in the business of owning and managing mineral reserve properties. NRP primarily owns coal, aggregate and oil and gas reserves across the United States that generate royalty income for the partnership. The partnership does not actively engage in the mining of any of its minerals or natural resources, but rather leases its properties to various operators in exchange for royalty payments. Natural Resource Partners is headquartered in Houston, TX with its operational headquarters in Huntington, WV.

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Executives

Corbin J. Robertson, Jr., Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Corbin J. Robertson, Jr. has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of GP Natural Resource Partners LLC since 2002. Mr. Robertson has vast business experience having founded and served as a director and as an officer of multiple companies, both private and public, and has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the general partners of Western Pocahontas Properties Limited Partnership since 1986, Great Northern Properties Limited Partnership since 1992, Quintana Minerals Corporation since 1978, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of New Gauley Coal Corporation since 1986. He also serves as a Principal with Quintana Capital Group, Chairman of the Board of the Cullen Trust for Higher Education and on the boards of the American Petroleum Institute, the National Petroleum Council, the Baylor College of Medicine and the World Health and Golf Association. In 2006, Mr. Robertson was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.
Nick Carter, President and Chief Operating Officer
Nick Carter has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of GP Natural Resource Partners LLC since 2002. He has also served as President of the general partner of Western Pocahontas Properties Limited Partnership and New Gauley Coal Corporation since 1990 and as President of the general partner of Great Northern Properties Limited Partnership from 1992 to 1998. Prior to 1990, Mr. Carter held various positions with MAPCO Coal Corporation and was engaged in the private practice of law. He is Chairman of the National Council of Coal Lessors, a past Chair of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Kentucky Coal Association, West Virginia Coal Association, Indiana Coal Council, National Mining Association, ACCCE, Foundation for the Tri-State Community, Inc., Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. and Vigo Coal Company, Inc.
Dwight L. Dunlap, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Dwight L. Dunlap has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of GP Natural Resource Partners LLC since 2002. Mr. Dunlap has served as Vice President and Treasurer of Quintana Minerals Corporation since 1987 and as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary of the general partner of Western Pocahontas Properties Limited Partnership, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Great Northern Properties Limited Partnership and Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of New Gauley Coal Corporation since 2000. Mr. Dunlap has worked for Quintana Minerals Corporation since 1982. Mr. Dunlap is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of experience in financial management, accounting and reporting including six years of audit experience with an international public accounting firm.
Kevin F. Wall, Executive Vice President - Operations
Kevin F. Wall has served as Executive Vice President, Operations of GP Natural Resource Partners LLC since December 2008. Mr. Wall served as Vice President-Engineering for GP Natural Resource Partners LLC from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Wall has also served as Vice President-Engineering of the general partner of Western Pocahontas Properties Limited Partnership since 1998, of the general partner of Great Northern Properties Limited Partnership since 1992, and of New Gauley Coal Corporation since 1998. Mr. Wall also represents NRP as one of its appointees to the Partnership Committee of OCI Wyoming L.P. He has performed duties in the land management, planning, project evaluation, acquisition and engineering areas since 1981. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in West Virginia and is a member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers and of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Mr. Wall also serves on the Executive Committee for the National Council of Coal Lessors, the Board of Directors of Leadership Tri-State and the Board of the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research and is a past president of the West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers.
Wyatt L. Hogan, Executive Vice President
Wyatt L. Hogan has served as Executive Vice President of GP Natural Resource Partners since December 2013. Mr. Hogan was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of GP Natural Resource Partners LLC from May 2003 to December 2013. Mr. Hogan joined NRP in 2003 from Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., where he practiced corporate and securities law from August 2000 through April 2003. Mr. Hogan also serves as Executive Vice President of Quintana Minerals Corporation, New Gauley Coal Corporation, the general partner of Western Pocahontas Properties Limited Partnership and the general partner of Great Northern Properties Limited Partnership, and from 2003 to October 2013, Mr. Hogan served as General Counsel and Secretary of those entities. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Quintana Minerals Corporation and represents NRP as one of its appointees to the Partnership Committee of OCI Wyoming L.P. Prior to joining Vinson & Elkins in August 2000, Mr. Hogan practiced corporate and securities law at Andrews & Kurth L.L.P. from September 1997 through July 2000.
Dennis F. Coker , Vice President - Aggregates
Dennis F. Coker is Vice President, Aggregates of GP Natural Resource Partners LLC. Mr. Coker joined NRP in March 2008 from Hanson Building Materials America, where he had been employed since 2002, and most recently served as Director, Corporate Development. Mr. Coker has 19 years of experience in the mining and materials industry, with the last 14 years focused on corporate development activity. Mr. Coker also represents NRP as one of its appointees to the Partnership Committee for OCI Wyoming L.P. Mr. Coker also serves on the Executive Board as Treasurer of the National Stone Sand and Gravel Association.
Kevin J. Craig , Vice President, Business Development
Kevin J. Craig is the Vice President of Business Development for GP Natural Resource Partners LLC. Mr. Craig joined NRP in 2005 from CSX Transportation, where he served as Terminal Manager for the West Virginia Coalfields. He has extensive marketing and finance experience with CSX since 1996. Mr. Craig also serves as a Delegate to the West Virginia House of Delegates having been elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. Mr. Craig currently serves as Chairman of the Committee on Energy. Prior to joining CSX, he served as a Captain in the United States Army.
Kenneth Hudson, Controller
Kenneth Hudson has served as the Controller of GP Natural Resource Partners LLC since 2002. He has served as Controller of the general partner of Western Pocahontas Properties Limited Partnership and of New Gauley Coal Corporation since 1988 and of the general partner of Great Northern Properties Limited Partnership since 1992. He was also Controller of Blackhawk Mining Co., Quintana Coal Co. and other related operations from 1985 to 1988. Prior to that time, Mr. Hudson worked in public accounting.
Kathy H. Roberts , Vice President, Investor Relations
Kathy H. Roberts is Vice President, Investor Relations of GP Natural Resource Partners LLC. Ms. Roberts joined NRP in July 2002. She was the Principal of IR Consulting Associates from 2001 to July 2002 and from 1980 through 2000 held various financial and investor relations positions with Santa Fe Energy Resources, most recently as Vice President-Public Affairs. She is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Roberts currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships and has served on the local board of directors of the National Investor Relations Institute and maintained professional affiliations with various energy industry organizations. She has also served on the Executive Committee and as a National Vice President of the Institute of Management Accountants.
David M. Hartz, Vice President, Oil and Gas
David M. Hartz has served as Vice President, Oil and Gas of GP Natural Resource Partners LLC since December 2013. He served as Director, Oil and Gas from 2011 to December 2013. Prior to joining NRP, Mr. Hartz served as Director of Scotia Waterous, the oil and gas investment banking group within Scotia Capital from 2007 until 2011 where he was involved in oil and gas acquisition and divestiture transactions throughout the United States. Prior to investment banking, Mr. Hartz served in a variety of technical positions as a petroleum geologist for Texaco and Hess within several U.S. and international petroleum basins. He is a member of IPAA, Houston Producers Forum, as well as numerous state oil and gas associations.
Gregory F. Wooten, Vice President - Chief Engineer
Gregory F. Wooten has served as Vice President, Chief Engineer of GP Natural Resource Partners LLC since December 2013. Mr. Wooten joined NRP in 2007, serving as Regional Manager. Prior to joining NRP, Mr. Wooten served as Vice President, COO and Chief Engineer of Dingess Rum Properties, Inc., where he managed coal, oil, gas and timber properties from 1982 until 2007. Prior to 1982, Mr. Wooten worked as a planning and production engineer in the coal industry and is a member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers.
Kathryn S. Wilson , Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Kathryn S. Wilson has served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of GP Natural Resource Partners LLC since December 2013. Ms. Wilson served as Associate General Counsel from March 2013 to December 2013. Since October 2013, Ms. Wilson has also served as General Counsel and Secretary of each of Quintana Minerals Corporation, New Gauley Coal Corporation, the general partner of Western Pocahontas Properties Limited Partnership, and the general partner of Great Northern Properties Limited Partnership. Ms. Wilson practiced corporate and securities law with Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. from September 2001 to February 2010 and from November 2011 to February 2013. Ms. Wilson served as General Counsel of Antero Resources Corporation from March 2010 to June 2011.

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