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Collon C. Kennedy, JD
Director, Peabody Natural Gas, LLC
Executives in Residence, Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies
Collon Kennedy

Biography at a Glance

For nearly three decades, Collon Kennedy III has served as a senior executive and attorney with major energy and mining companies operating in North America and Chile. Kennedy’s most recent experience includes serving as outside legal counsel to Ruby Canyon Engineering Inc., a Colorado environmental engineering firm, where he analyzed environmental, legal, operational challenges and incentives associated with the capture, sale and destruction of coalmine methane (CMM), a source of greenhouse gas emissions. From 2001-2008, he served as Vice President of Peabody Natural Gas, LLC. His work has been featured in Coal Mine Methane:  The True Unconventional Gas and other white papers and presentations prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Coalbed Methane Outreach Program.


  • JD, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • BA, Political Science, Southern Colorado State College (now Colorado State University-Pueblo)