ST. LOUIS, June 11, 2012 -- Jenny Herner, Arch Coal vice president of marketing administration, has been named one of St. Louis' 2012 Most Influential Business Women by the St. Louis Business Journal. The award annually recognizes remarkable women who excel in business careers and illustrate the breadth of talent and achievement among St. Louis-area leaders, according to the newspaper. A special section of the St. Louis Business Journal, featuring all the 2012 recipients, will be published Friday, Aug.10.
Vice president of marketing administration since 2010, Herner leads and directs development and administration of coal supply, purchase, trading and logistics agreements. Her responsibilities also include contract-related compliance, including export and customs issues. She participates in contract and dispute negotiations and oversees improvement of deal-capture information systems and offer-to-agreement processes. Herner also directs and provides leadership to Arch Coal's contract administration department.
From 2004-2010, she served as assistant general counsel for Arch Coal, and prior to joining the company, she was assistant general counsel for Angelica Corporation. Herner previously served as an associate attorney for Herzog, Crebs & McGhee and for Thompson Coburn. She is a 1990 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and a 1987 journalism graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Herner is a volunteer for United Cerebral Palsy Heartland, for which she currently serves as vice chairman of operations on the board. In 2011, she traveled to El Salvador as part of a well-drilling team organized through Living Water International.
"Jenny's expertise, dedication and positive influence make her a perfect choice for the Most Influential Business Women Award," said David N. Warnecke, Arch Coal senior vice president of marketing and trading. "Her leadership is an asset to Arch Coal and to the St. Louis area, and we are proud to congratulate her on this prestigious honor."
U.S.-based Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) is a top five global coal producer and marketer, with 157 million tons of coal sold in 2011. Arch is the most diversified American coal company, with more than 20 active mining complexes across every major U.S. coal supply basin. Its core business is supplying cleaner-burning, low-sulfur thermal and metallurgical coal to power generators and steel manufacturers on five continents.