Joe Craft

Chairman, President and CEO


Joe Craft is Chairman, President and CEO of Alliance Resource Partners LP, a diversified natural resource company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP/Alliance) is the largest coal producer in the eastern United States, operates mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, and West Virginia, and sells coal principally to major domestic and international utilities and industrial users.
Alliance also generates income from mineral interests it owns in premier oil and gas producing regions, primarily the Anadarko, Permian, Williston and Appalachian basins. In addition, ARLP is positioning itself as an energy provider for the future by leveraging its core technology business and operating competencies to make strategic investments that support the advancement of safety products, energy reliability, and related infrastructure.

A native of Hazard, Kentucky, Mr. Craft holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Program of the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Throughout his career, Mr. Craft has served in many industry and community leadership positions and currently serves as a director of BOK Financial Corporation, America’s Power, and the National Mining Association. A champion of free enterprise, he has pledged to give the vast majority of his resources to philanthropic causes and charitable endeavors targeted to people and organizations that embrace individual responsibility and economic freedom.