Nicholas J. DeIuliis has served as a Director and the Chief Executive Officer of CNX Resources Corporation since May 7, 2014. He was appointed President of the Company on February 23, 2011. Including the period prior to the separation of CONSOL Energy Inc. into two separate companies, Mr. DeIuliis has more than 30 years of experience with the Company and in that time has held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning, and earlier in his career various engineering positions. He was a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of CNX Gas Corporation from its creation in 2005 through 2009. Mr. DeIuliis is a registered engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a member of the Pennsylvania bar.
Donald W. Rush has served as the Chief Financial Officer of CNX Resources Corporation since August 2, 2017. In this role, he is responsible for development and exection of the Company's financial policies and strategy, including risk management, budgeting and planning, and compliance and reporting. Mr. Rush held the same position at CONSOL Energy Inc. prior to its separation into two separate companies. He previously served as Vice President of Energy Marketing where he oversaw the Company's commercial functions, including mergers and acquisitions, gas marketing and transportation, in addition to holding other strategy and planning, business development and engineering positions during his 13 years with the Company. He successfully guided the Company through every significant transaction during its transition into a pure play natural gas exploration and production company. Mr. Rush holds a B.S in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.B.A from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.
Chad A. Griffith has served as the Chief Operating Officer of CNX Resources Corporation since July 30, 2019. In this role, he is responsible for daily management of the Company's asset base and safe and effective execution of its operational plan. Before being appointed to his current position, Mr. Griffith served as Vice President, Commercial and Vice President of Marketing of CNX from January 2018 to July 2019 and prior to that Mr. Griffith served as the Director of Marketing of CNX from November 2015 to January 2018. He was the Director of Diversified Business Units at CNX from April 2014 to November 2015. Mr. Griffith and holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Frostburg State University, a law degree from West Virginia University College of Law, and an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Mr. Griffith is a licensed attorney in Maryland and licensed, but inactive, in West Virginia.
Olayemi Akinkugbe has served as the Chief Excellence Officer of CNX Resources Corporation since July 30, 2019. As the Chief Excellence Officer of CNX, Mr. Akinkugbe oversees all operational and corporate support functions for the company. In this role, he is responsible for providing services to facilitate safe, environmentally compliant and efficient operational execution, rigorous corporate spend management, and overall daily administration of the enterprise. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Akinkugbe served as Director Virginia Operations at CNX, a role he assumed in July 2018. Mr. Akinkugbe served as Director Business Development from September 2017 through July 2018, General Manager - Planning and Petroleum Reserves from February 2014 through September 2017, and served in various other positions, including with the Engineering Department, throughout his tenure at CNX, which started in 2003. Mr. Akinkugbe holds an undergraduate degree in mineral engineering, a master’s degree in engineering with a specialty in rock mechanics from West Virginia University, and an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.
Stephanie L. Gill has served as the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of CNX Resources Corporation since January 12, 2015. Ms. Gill joined the legal department of CNX in 2005 as Senior Counsel and was promoted to Associate General Counsel in 2009, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in 2011 before being appointed to her current role. Prior to joining CNX, she was a shareholder at a Pittsburgh based law firm where she spent a number of years working with various public and private companies in the oil and gas, real estate development and telecommunications industries. Her practice focused primarily on corporate governance, federal securities law compliance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions and executive compensation. Ms. Gill also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judith K. Fitzgerald of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in 1994. Ms. Gill is a magna cum laude graduate of The Dickinson School of Law, where she served as the managing editor of The Dickinson Law Review and a member of the Woolsack Honor Society, and a magna cum laude graduate of The Wharton School of Business of The University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a concentration in accounting.