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About our Chairman

John N. Ward serves as Chairman of Citizens for Recycling First. John was described in a December 26, 2006, Wall Street Journal article as a “used coal salesman.” He has more than 12 years experience in the marketing of coal ash for environmentally beneficial uses. Now a consultant to the energy industry, John is a former board member and past president of the American Coal Council. He served on the National Coal Council as appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy. He is a former chairman of the Government Relations Committee of the American Coal Ash Association and participates in numerous industry groups related to the manufacturing and use of construction materials.