Keynote Speaker David Zatezalo








October 22nd, 2019


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 


Silver State Pavilion


TitleAssistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health


President Donald J. Trump nominated David G. Zatezalo to be the 9th Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health.  He was sworn in on November 30, 2017.

Assistant Secretary Zatezalo is a native of West Virginia and has spent a lifetime working in mining.  He began his career as a union miner and since then has held positions at a number of companies as section foreman, long wall foreman, resident engineer, shift foreman, engineering superintendent, mine manager, vice president of operations, chief executive officer, and Chairman of the Board.  Assistant Secretary Zatezalo has worked in mining all across the U.S. and internationally in Australia.  

Assistant Secretary Zatezalo has a degree in mining engineering from West Virginia University and is a registered professional engineer in Ohio and West Virginia.  He also has an MBA from Ohio University.  He is the past chairman of the Kentucky Coal Association and the Ohio Coal Association.  He is also a member of the Mine Rescue Veterans of the Pittsburgh District and a past registered member of SME.

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