American Resources Corp. has named Mark LaVerghetta vice president of corporate finance & communications. He previously spent 20 years performing various distribution roles with several Wall Street firms including Legg Mason, Alex. Brown & Sons, Deutsche Bank Securities, Ferris Baker Watts and Avondale Partners. He received his Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the varsity lacrosse team. LaVerghetta will oversee all company communications with current investors, potential investors, and the financial community in general. In addition to its currently operating coal mines and preparation facilities, the firm has a large number of idled mining permits held by its coal operating subsidiaries, McCoy Elkhorn, Deane Mining, and Knott County Coal.