Joseph B. Leonard

Former Interim Chief Executive Officer at Walter Energy, Inc.

Joseph B. Leonard

Joseph B. Leonard

Former Interim Chief Executive Officer at Walter Energy, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Walter Energy, Inc.
AirTran Holdings, Inc.
AirTran Airways, Inc.

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682

Number of Boards

5

Birthday

1944

Age

74

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Mueller Group LLC

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Spirit Airlines, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Walter Energy, Inc.

Former Managing Director at Ascend Performance Materials LLC

Founder at The Tokarz Group Advisers LLC

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at IDEX Corp.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Brier Patch Capital & Management, Inc.

Former Chief Financial Officer at Deloitte & Touche LLP

Professional at Flowserve US, Inc.

Managing Director at Springer & Associates LLC

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Joseph B. Leonard
Former Interim Chief Executive Officer at Walter Energy, Inc.
Education
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a public university located in Auburn, Alabama, United States. With more than 25,000 students and 1,200 faculty members, it is one of the largest universities in the state. Auburn was chartered on February 7, 1856, as the East Alabama Male College, a private liberal arts school affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In 1872, the college became the state's first public land-grant university under the Morrill Act and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1892, the college became the first four-year coeducational school in the state. The curriculum at the university originally focused on arts and agriculture. This trend changed under the guidance of Dr. William Leroy Broun, who taught classics and sciences and believed both disciplines were important in the overall growth of the university and the individual. The college was renamed the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (API) in 1899, largely because of Dr. Broun’s influence. The college continued expanding, and in 1960 its name was officially changed to Auburn University to acknowledge the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university. In 1964, under Federal Court mandate AU admitted its first African American Student. It had been popularly known as "Auburn" for many years. Auburn is among the few American universities designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research center.

Career History
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Walter Energy, Inc. is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. It also produces thermal coal, anthracite, metallurgical coke and coal bed methane gas and other related products. The company operates through following reportable segments: U.S. Operations, Canadian and U.K. Operations, and Other. The U.S. Operations segment includes hard coking coal and thermal coal mines in both Alabama and West Virginia, a coke plant in Alabama, and coal bed methane extraction operations also located in Alabama. The Alabama operations consist of two underground hard coking coal mines in Southern Appalachia's Blue Creek coal seam, one underground thermal coal mine, one surface hard coking coal mine and two surface hard coking and thermal coal mines. The West Virginia operations acquired four mines on two properties in West Virginia through the acquisition of Western Coal. The Mines on these properties produce both hard coking and thermal coal. The two properties are the Gauley Eagle and Maple properties and each has an underground mine and surface mine. The Canadian mining operations segment currently operate three surface metallurgical coal mines in Northeast British Columbia's coalfields. Within British Columbia, the company holds the right to two large multi-deposit coal property groups: the Wolverine group, including the Perry Creek, EB and Hermann deposits; and the Brazion group, including the Brule Mine and the Willow Creek Mine and less explored portions of these properties and adjacent properties. The U.K. mining operation segment consists of an underground and surface mine located in South Wales. Walter Energy was founded by James Willis Walter in 1946 and is headquartered in Birmingham, AL.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1999 - 2008

AirTran Holdings, Inc. is a holding company which is engaged in the provision of scheduled air transportation services. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1999 - 2008

AirTran Airways, Inc. provides passenger air transportation services. It operates flights to various domestic and international destinations in the United States, Aruba, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2005 - Current

Walter Energy, Inc. is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. It also produces thermal coal, anthracite, metallurgical coke and coal bed methane gas and other related products. The company operates through following reportable segments: U.S. Operations, Canadian and U.K. Operations, and Other. The U.S. Operations segment includes hard coking coal and thermal coal mines in both Alabama and West Virginia, a coke plant in Alabama, and coal bed methane extraction operations also located in Alabama. The Alabama operations consist of two underground hard coking coal mines in Southern Appalachia's Blue Creek coal seam, one underground thermal coal mine, one surface hard coking coal mine and two surface hard coking and thermal coal mines. The West Virginia operations acquired four mines on two properties in West Virginia through the acquisition of Western Coal. The Mines on these properties produce both hard coking and thermal coal. The two properties are the Gauley Eagle and Maple properties and each has an underground mine and surface mine. The Canadian mining operations segment currently operate three surface metallurgical coal mines in Northeast British Columbia's coalfields. Within British Columbia, the company holds the right to two large multi-deposit coal property groups: the Wolverine group, including the Perry Creek, EB and Hermann deposits; and the Brazion group, including the Brule Mine and the Willow Creek Mine and less explored portions of these properties and adjacent properties. The U.K. mining operation segment consists of an underground and surface mine located in South Wales. Walter Energy was founded by James Willis Walter in 1946 and is headquartered in Birmingham, AL.

Independent Director
2008 - 2017

Air Canada is Canada's largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. Together with its Air Canada Express regional partners, Air Canada serves close to 35 million passengers annually and provides direct passenger service to more than 175 destinations on five continents. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance™, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.

Member, Board of Directors
2006 - 2017

Mueller Water Products, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of products used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water. It operates though the Infrastructure and Technologies segments. The Infrastructure segment involves in the manufacture of valves for water and gas systems including butterfly, iron gate, tapping, check, knife, plug and ball valves, and dry-barrel and wet-barrel fire hydrants. The Technologies segment offers metering, leak detection, pipe condition assessment, and other products and services for the water infrastructure industry. The company was founded on September 22, 2005 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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Political Donations
$2,000
2003

Former Representative from Georgia's 8th District from Georgia's 8th Congressional District

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Walter Natural Gas LLC, Walter Energy, Inc. purchase HighMount Exploration & Production LLC /AL Natural Gas Ops from Loews Corp.

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