Brian has spent his entire professional career in the energy industry including natural gas trading, coal buying, coal selling and most recently biomass sales.

After he graduated from Thomas More College, Brian began working in the natural gas industry with a broker that bought and sold natural gas to commercial and industrial users. He then got his start in coal with Duke (a large US power generator) where he bought coal for their midwestern plants. Later, Brian transitioned over to the coal sales side of the business with now Appalachian Resource Co. While at Appalachian Resource Co he’s held the role of VP of Sales and Marketing giving him responsibility of all US domestic and export sales of both thermal and metallurgical coals.