James W. Boyd
James W. Boyd is president and CEO of John T. Boyd Company (BOYD). He earned his BS in engineering of mines from West Virginia University in 1968. Jim worked for Consol, Inc. from 1966 through 1971 in UMWA labor and mine management capacities. He joined BOYD in 1971 as a mining engineer. Elected president of SME in 1999, Jim's service and recognition with SME include Distinguished Member Award in 2000; Coal Division Distinguished Service Award in 1995; Chairman of the Coal Division in 1992, and the Pittsburgh Section in 1985; Board of Directors 1992-1993; Program Committee; Woomer Award Committee, and served on the Professional Registration Committee. Jim's other memberships include Board of Directors of the National Mining Hall of Fame; the National Mining Association; and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He was president of West Virginia University College of Mineral and Energy Resources in 1993; a former board member of the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania; and Governing Board member of the Arthritis Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. Jim is the author of Fundamentals of Coal and Mineral Valuations, 1986.