James H. Booth

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Address: Booth Energy, 1441 Riverfront Road, Suite 200, Lovely, KY  41231

Phone: (606) 395-6825

Email Address:

Length of Service on the Board: July 26, 2013-present

Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Offices/Positions Held on the Board:Member, Finance Committee; Member, Investment Committee; Member, University Health Care Committee (2019).

Mr. James H. Booth is a graduate of Warfield High school and holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Morehead State University. He began his career in coal mining operations during college when he worked weekends as an underground coal miner. Over the years he has developed his mining operations into Multiple Production Surface and Underground Divisions. This conglomerate coal group is known as Booth Energy. Mr. Booth’s mining operations produce 6.0 million tons per year delivered to various utilities such as Georgia Power, Detroit Edison, and American Electric Power. In addition, Mr. Booth has developed a network of retail operations and real estate holdings in several locations in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia. Today his operations employ more than 2,000 employees.

Active in the community, Mr. Booth also serves on the boards of University of Pikeville, Inez Deposit Bank, Big Sandy Regional Industrial Development Authority, Kentucky Coal Association, and the current Chairman of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and its Executive Committee. In addition, he is a former member of the Federal Reserve Board of Cincinnati in the Cleveland District. Inducted into the University’s Alumni Hall of Fame in 1996, he is active on MSU’s College of Business advisory board and was named the college’s outstanding alumnus in 2000. Mr. Booth is a past Board Chairman and Regent of Morehead State University.

Updated November 14, 2018 by Web Administrator