Stowe Coal Index Committee

The Stowe Coal Index Committee maintains oversight over the ion process of companies to be included in the Stowe Coal IndexSM. The Index Committee convenes quarterly to nominate companies from around the world for inclusion in the Stowe Coal IndexSM and to review and approve additions, deletions and changes. The Members of the Index Committee are:

Gary L. HuntPresident, Global Energy Advisors

Gary Hunt has lead the strategic consulting and advisory services business unit of Global Energy Decisions since 2000. He has 30+ years experience as a strategic energy consultant, utility executive and public utility regulator. Before joining Global Energy, he served Director of Electric Power at Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), and headed the Energy & Regional Economics Consulting Practice at Standard & Poor’s/DRI. Gary was General Manager of Massachusetts Municipal Whole Electric Company (MMWEC), public power joint action agency serving municipal utilities throughout New England. He also served as Assistant City Manager-Utilities & Finance in Austin, Texas, and Assistant General Manager-Operations at East Bay Municipal Utility district, Oakland, CA. Gary also served as a public utility regulator in two states as Deputy Minnesota State Public Service Director for two years and Chief of Staff at the Illinois Commerce Commission five years. He holds a B.A. from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio and a Master’s degree from the University of Kansas.

Mike KeenanManaging Member, Stowe Partners, LLC.

Mike Keenan is a consulting geologist in private practice with 17 years experience in the natural resources field. His expertise lies in the economic analysis of energy-related natural resources, including uranium, coal, oil, and natural gas, along with the precious and base metals. In addition to private practice, he has served as a natural resources regulator at the State and local levels in California. Mr. Keenan founded Stowe Partners, LLC in 2006 to provide natural resource-based investment consulting to the money management industry. He is an active member of the Geological Society of America Coal Division and the American Geophysical Union. He earned a B.Sc. in Geology and an MPA from the California State University System.

Joseph LaCorte, CFACo-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, S-Network Global Indexes, Inc.

Joseph is Co-Founder and CEO of S-Network Global Indexes. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s business including business development, human resources, administration, public relations, operations and compliance.

Prior to S-Network, Joseph served as a Managing Director of UBS, with responsibility for all facets of the firm’s global exchange traded fund initiative. Prior to joining UBS, Joseph was a Managing Director and Senior Consultant of S-Network LLC, where he maintained responsibility for relationships with key clients, including State Street Bank & Trust, Goldman Sachs and Barclays Global Investors. Before joining S-Network, Joseph was a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for the bank’s US index arbitrage and portfolio trading businesses. Joseph managed Deutsche Bank’s entry into the US ETF market, launching the first open-end 40-Act Fund to be listed on US stock exchanges. He also worked as part of the management teams at both Nomura and Kidder Peabody, with responsibility for managing those firms’ index arbitrage businesses. Joseph graduated with a BA in Political Science from the State University of New York.