CONSOL Energy elects two new board members

CONSOL Energy Inc.

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) has elected Gregory A. Lanham and William N. Thorndike Jr. as independent members of its board of directors.

Lanham is the CEO of FTS International Inc. (FTSI) and has served as a member of the FTSI board of directors since May 2011. Previously, he was the managing director and global head of energy, and managing director of investments for Australia and New Zealand at Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd.

Prior to joining Temasek, Lanham spent 20 years with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in positions of increasing responsibility, including president and general manager of Anadarko's Asian subsidiary. He also previously held director positions at Venari Resources LLC and Black Gold Energy LLC. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, and has completed executive management training with the Harvard Business School. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

Thorndike founded Housatonic Partners, a private equity firm, in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1994, and has been a managing director since that time. Prior to founding Housatonic Partners, he with T. Rowe Price Associates and Walker & Co., a publishing company, where he was named to the board of directors. 

Thorndike has served as a director of over 30 companies since founding Housatonic Partners. He is currently a director of Alta Colleges, Carillon Assisted Living LLC, Lincoln Peak Holdings LLC, OASIS Group Ltd., QMC International LLC, and White Flower Farm Inc. He also serves as a trustee of Stanford Business School Trust, and WGBH, a public broadcaster serving southern New England, and is the chair of the board of trustees of the College of the Atlantic. Thorndike is the author of The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


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