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Janet Gellici

Chief Executive Officer
National Coal Council


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Janet Gellici, CAE, is Chief Executive Officer of the National Coal Council (NCC). The NCC is an Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, first chartered in 1984. The NCC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on general policy matters relating to coal and the coal industry.

Prior to joining the NCC in May 2013, Gellici served as Chief Executive Officer of the American Coal Council (ACC). The ACC’s primary goal is to advance the commercial interests of its member companies, including the development and utilization of American coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound fuel source. Gellici served in various capacities at the ACC for 30 years, including having served as ACC’s CEO since 1990.

Prior to her work with the ACC, Gellici served as Communications Director of the Colorado School of Mines’ Management Institute and as Public Information Director of the Western Governors’ Association. Gellici has also served as Executive Director of the Coal Trading Association. She wrote a monthly column for the Denver Post for many years and has been published in numerous trade publications.

Gellici was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy to serve on the National Coal Council (NCC) in 1998. She served on the NCC Executive Committee and Coal Policy Committee until her appointment as NCC EVP & COO.

In December 2013, Gellici was acknowledged among the inaugural “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” by Women in Mining UK. The initiative showcases women nominated by their peers for their contribution to the mining industry.

Gellici is a past-president and a current Board member of the Washington Coal Club and formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Mining Coalition.

Gellici is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). She earned her MBA from Regis University and is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Journalism and Business Administration. Gellici serves on the Board of Advisors for the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College in Annapolis where she currently resides and is a Trustee with the Seven Seas Cruising Association Foundation.

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