Sharon D. Fiehler

Executive VP & Chief Administrative Officer
Peabody Energy

Ms. Sharon D. Fiehler is part of a seven-member senior management team within Peabody Energy.  Although directly responsible for all human resources, information services, procurement, flight services and facilities management aspects of the business, as a member of the senior management team she participates in decisions that impact all aspects of the business.  She reports directly to Gregory H. Boyce who is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Energy.  She is the highest-ranking female within the Peabody organization.

Ms. Fiehler has served in a series of roles in organizational and employee relations, compensation and salaried benefits since joining the company as Manager of Salary Administration in 1981. From April 2002 until January 2008, she served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administration.

Outside of Peabody, Ms. Fiehler serves as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of St. Louis; the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Zoo Association; and Vice President of the Chancellor’s Council of the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  She is a 2008 St. Louis YWCA Leader of Distinction Award recipient.  She has also been active in numerous fund raising activities.

Ms. Fiehler is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Social work.  She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri St. Louis.