Summer Belden is currently the Sr. Manager, Executive & Global Compensation for Peabody Energy. Ms. Belden is responsible for strategic design, development and integration of all compensation programs, including management of short-term and long-term incentive programs, merit reviews, market benchmarking, executive compensation programs, equity administration and related legal reporting obligations.
In 2011, she joined Peabody COALTRADE, LLC as Manager, Structured Transactions & Trade Analysis. She has since held various roles for Peabody Energy, including Manager Corporate Development and Manager, Financial Strategies with project management responsibility focused on the chapter 11 filing. Prior to Peabody she worked in sales and marketing for Westmoreland Coal. Summer has been an active member of RMCMI since 2007, but she has been involved with the Institute for most of her life; attending the annual conventions with her family as a child, working for the Institute during graduate school and now being actively involved as a board member. She has also participated in many other industry groups including the American Coal Council (ACC), the Colorado Mining Association (CMA), the Montana Coal Council (MCC), the National Coal Transportation Association (NCTA) and the Asian Sub-Bituminous Coal Users’ Group.
Summer earned her MBA in International Business from the University of Denver after earning a B.S.B.A. in International Business from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. During her studies, she worked as a summer intern for the IT Department of Powder River Coal Company, a Peabody subsidiary, in and around Gillette, Wyoming.
Her personal interests include traveling and serving as President of the Associate Board for the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) in her local community. Summer and her husband, Marvin, reside in the St. Louis area with their son, Evan.