ST. LOUIS, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy today announced that A. Verona Dorch has been named among the Most Influential Women in Corporate America by Savoy magazine.
Verona is a veteran global leader in the legal, compliance and government relations functions and joined Peabody as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary in August 2015. She has more than 20 years of experience counseling diverse global businesses, which includes more than 10 years as in-house counsel and a multi-year secondment in Tokyo. "Verona is a highly regarded leader, mentor and role model with an approach that reflects Peabody values," said President and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Kellow. "We're pleased the business community has recognized her strengths, which create value for our global organization, the business community and greater society." Kellow said that Verona is part of Peabody's new management team that combines the strength of industry and company experience with an inclusive leadership approach. Both Chief Legal Officer Verona Dorch and Chief Financial Officer Amy Schwetz have recently completed their first full year in their current positions, blending more than 40 years of experience and demonstrating Peabody's commitment to diversity. Savoy's recognition of "influential women" reflects a cross section of executives representing a range of industries with a national and global focus. Selections reflect those who demonstrate leadership bettering the community and inspiring others, and are made by the Savoy editorial board as well as community leaders. Peabody Energy is the world's largest private-sector coal company and a Fortune 500 company. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in 25 countries on six continents and has earned 130 safety, corporate and environmental honors in the past five years. For further information, visit PeabodyEnergy.com.