Deborah Bishop Moses – 2017 Mining Engineering Foundation Distinguished Alumnus
Deborah Bishop Moses is a native of Williamsburg and Whitley County. She is a 1976 graduate of Whitley County High School and a 1981 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering. Ms. Moses is a Registered Professional Engineer is Kentucky and Tennessee, as well as a Professional Land Surveyor in Kentucky.
Ms. Moses began her career at Cal-Glo Coal Company in 1980, while she was a student at UK. Upon graduation, Deborah continued her career at Cal-Glo where she managed both the underground and surface surveying crews. Shortly after her graduation, Cal-Glo was purchased by TECO Energy Corporation, the parent company of Tampa Electric Company. The company was then renamed Gatliff Coal Company, and eventually TECO Coal Corporation was created to manage several coal and land companies in eastern Kentucky. Ms. Moses duties continued to evolve, and included permitting, land dispute settlements, contract mining administration, contract trucking administration, impoundment construction management, unmined mineral tax filings, internal safety and environmental audits, reserve modeling and valuation, and SEC 10K reporting.
Deborah retired from TECO Coal Corporation in 2009 and began working as a consultant at ECSI, where she managed the Corbin office for three years. The majority of the work at the Corbin office consisted primarily of the preparation of SMCRA permits. In 2012, she began working at Mountainside Coal Company. Ms. Moses recently retired from Mountainside Coal, where she was the Engineering Manager, and was involved in permitting, reclamation, environmental compliance and legal issues.
Ms. Moses currently chairs the University of Kentucky Mining Engineering Foundation, is a member of the Kentucky Coal Association, and the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors. She was a member of the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors from 2006 to 2010. Deborah currently serves as vice chair of the Whitley County Tourism Board and is involved with Reclaiming Futures, and the Whitley County Juvenile Drug Court as a tutor and mentor. She is a member of the Pleasant View United Methodist Church where she teaches Sunday School and is the church organist. She is currently chair of the PVUMC Finance Committee. Additionally, Deborah currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Pleasant View Cemeteries Perpetual Care Association.
Deborah was married to her husband, Archie, until his death in 2003. She has one son, Dr. Dan Moses, a daughter-in-law, Dana Moses, and one granddaughter, Elle. Her hobbies include music, cooking, golf and swimming.