By St. Louis Business Journal

Arch Coal Inc. said Wednesday that it elected two new board members with regional expertise in two key operating states, West Virginia and Wyoming.

J. Thomas Jones and Peter Wold were elected to the company's board of directors, bringing it up to 14 members.

Jones is CEO of West Virginia United Health System, that state's largest health-care network and second-largest private employer, with 7,500 workers. Heâ¿¿s also currently secretary of the West Virginia Chamberâ¿¿s board and serves on the boards of Premier Inc., Health Partners Network, American Hospital Association and Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation.

Wold, a former Wyoming state representative, formed Wold Oil Properties Inc. in 1994 and serves as its president. He also is secretary and treasurer of American Talc and chairman of the Wyoming Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission. He previously has served as a representative on the Bureau of Land Management's National Public Lands Advisory Council.

St. Louis-based Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI), led by Chairman and CEO Steven Leer, is the second-largest U.S. coal producer with revenue of $2.6 billion in 2009. The company has mining complexes in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia.

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