Anderson named as Western Fuels Association new CEO & General Manager

Nov 16, 2022



Gillette, W.Y. – Western Fuels Association announced today that Adam Anderson will assume the role of chief executive officer and general manager effective Dec. 1, 2022. 

“Adam’s experience makes him a great fit for this position,” said Paul Baker, Western Fuel Association board president. “He has built and led sales teams in the energy, automation, and utility sectors, so he is familiar with Western Fuel Association’s direction and the importance of energy reliability for America. We are very happy that he has accepted this responsibility and look forward to having Adam assume his new role.” 

Anderson has more than 20 years of experience in the energy sector. He has also worked at Arch Resources and Armstrong Energy. Anderson served in the U.S. Air Force for over 25 years and retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel. During his service, Anderson worked as an aircraft mechanic, B-52 crew member, flight instructor, and chief of strategy guidance. 

Anderson earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering and legal studies from the United States Air Force Academy. He also earned a master’s degree from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX.  

“I am excited to continue to be a part of the strong culture that Western Fuels has established in providing comprehensive fuel chain management services to a progressive membership,” said Anderson.  

Anderson enjoys hobbies including golfing, skiing, cooking, and whitewater rafting. 

About Western Fuels Association 

Western Fuels Association, founded in 1973, is a cooperative enterprise operating on a not-for-profit basis to provide coal and other services for the generation of electricity by consumer owned utilities. For over four decades Western Fuels has utilized its considerable and diverse experience to provide comprehensive fuel-chain management services to a progressive membership that today includes Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Kansas Board of Public Utilities, the Board of Public Municipal Utilities of Sikeston, MO, Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.