Meet Mike Hymes

Mike Hymes first summer job in the mines

Mike after a day at the mines when he first started working summers during college. Mike is a third generation coal miner and knows the life of a family in the Virginia coal fields.

  • Married to Cecelia G. Hymes
  • He has two sons-
    Martin married to Virginia with one son, Preston
    and youngest son Aaron with his wife Rachel
  • Lifetime Resident of the Tazewell County Virginia Southern District
  • 3rd Generation Coal miner to work in the McDowell County mines
  • Corporate Director of Human Resources at James River Coal Company


  • 1967 Graduate, Tazewell High School,
  • 1971 Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Concord College,
  • 1978 Masters Degree in Business Administration, West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, extension of WVU.



  • 30 plus years of business experience in energy industry, manufacturing and industrial distribution

Business Ownership

  • March 2004 President Hy Performance Management Consultants

Community Service

Martin and Virginia Hymes Wedding Day

Left to right is Aaron Hymes, Virginia and Martin Hymes on their wedding day with Cecelia & Mike

  • United Way of the Bluefield’s- Board Member
  • United Way Southwest Virginia -Founding Board Member
  • United Way of Southwest Virginia -VicePresident for Fund Raising
  • United Way of Southwest Virginia -Vice President for Fund Allocation
  • United Way of Southwest Virginia – President · United Way for State of Virginia –State Vice President
  • United Way for State of Virginia – State President
  • Bishop’s Place -Founding Board Member
  • Tri State Drug Abuse Task Force – Founding member of committee
  • Main Street Methodist Church -Life long member
  • Main Street Methodist Church -Chairman Pastor Parrish Committee
  • Main Street Methodist Church -Member Finance Committee
  • Main Street Methodist Church- Church Lay Leader
  • Main Street Methodist Church- Member Administrative Council
  • Holston Conference of the Methodist Church Legacy of Commitment Campaign – Fund Raising Chairman for Tazewell District
  • Junior Achievement for Virginia and West Virginia- Board of Directors
  • Tazewell Little League Baseball program- Former Board member
  • Tazewell Little League football program- Former coach and board member
  • Tazewell Recreation Department basketball program – Former coach and board member
  • Aaron & Rachel Hymes

    Aaron and Rachel on their wedding day with Martin’s son, Preston.

    Southwest Virginia Community College Mining Technology Curriculum Advisory Board – Past member

  • Cumberland Plateau Planning District – Representative for Southern District
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team Member


  • Volunteer of the year – United Way of Southwest Virginia
  • Most Outstanding fund raiser – United Way of Southwest Virginia

Professional Associations

  • WVCA –Member of the Human Resources Committee
  • KCA – Member of the Health and Safety Committee
  • SHRM- Member for 20+ years




Grandson Preston Hymes

Preston is the son of Martin and Virginia. He is a proud supporter of his grandpa!