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The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics will feature J. Brett Harvey, the chairman and CEO of Consol Energy as part of its B&E Distinguished Speaker Series.

The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at Erickson Alumni Center, and the event is open to the public.

Harvey is a native of Utah, and is a fourth generation coal miner. He began his business career, after attaining a bachelor's degree in mining engineering from the University of Utah, with Kaiser Steel Company. He was elected vice president and general manager for Kaiser Coal of New Mexico in 1984, and he joined Utah Power & Light Company in 1986. Harvey was elected vice president-mining for PacifiCorp in 1990, and was named president and chief executive officer of Interwest in 1993, vice president of PacifiCorp Fuels in 1993 and then president and chief executive officer of PacifiCorp Energy in 1995. He became president and chief executive officer of Consol Energy Jan. 1, 1998.

The company recently announced it was selling all five of its longwall coal mines in West Virginia.