Michael Baly, American Gas Association president and CEO, will chair the National Energy Foundation. He replaces Richard Lawson, president of the National Mining Association. Arthur Wiese, Jr., public affairs v.p. of the American Petroleum Institute, was elected vice chair.
Attorney Karen A. Tomcala was promoted to the staff of James J. Hoecker at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Previously, Tomcala practiced in the FERC's electric rates and corporate regulation section. She fills the vacancy left by Lindil C. Fowler, who became general counsel to the Texas Railroad Commission.
The United States Telephone Association (USTA) has elected two board members: Gary R. Lytle, federal relations v.p. of Ameritech, and Barbara J. Stonebraker, a senior v.p. at Cincinnati Bell Telephone. In other changes, Keith Townsend was hired as counsel and regulatory affairs director; Elizabeth Brooks was promoted to communications v.p.; and Mary Hahn was promoted to v.p. of administration.
Minnesota Power's board of directors elected the company president, Edwin L. Russell, to the additional post of CEO. Russell succeeds Arend J. Sandbulte.
Carl M. Fisher, Jr. has joined Duke Energy Corp. as an engineering consultant with Duke Energy Asia Ltd.
South Jersey Gas Co. has promoted Jannie Foxworth to customer information center supervisor and George R. Berthold to distribution system supervisor. Five other employees were transferred:
s Randy L. Bost, to customer relations specialist
s Terri R. Moorhead, to assistant supervisor, customer information center
s Bonnie G. D'Angelo, to meter reading supervisor
s Charles E. Maclean, to corrosion technician
s Jeffrey G. Howell, to manager, transportation services administration.
Gregory Lander, president of TransCapacity, will serve an indefinite term on the Gas Industry Standards Board as an industry service companies representative. He fills the seat left by Charles Dempster of Aquila Energy.
Roger E. Wright, former president of The Peoples Natural Gas Co., has become v.p. of distribution services at parent company Consolidated Natural Gas Co. Succeeding Wright as president is William A. Fox, currently president of Virginia Natural Gas, Inc., another subsidiary. Stepping into Fox's shoes will be Jerry L. Causey, currently a company v.p.
The Natural Gas Supply Association elected Raymond E. Galvin as its 1996 chairman. Galvin is president of Chevron U.S.A. Production Co. Michael E. Wiley, president of Vastar Resources, Inc., becomes vice chairman; Rebecca McDonald, group v.p. of natural gas at Amoco-Natural Gas, becomes treasurer; and Donald W. Niemiec, marketing v.p. at Union Pacific Resources Co., becomes secretary.
Dan Reicher has been named chief of staff at the Department of Energy. He was acting assistant secretary of energy for policy, deputy chief of staff, and special assistant to Secretary Hazel R. O'Leary. He replaces Rich Rosenzweig, who has taken a position with Washington International Energy Group.
John Wine succeeds Jack Alexander as a Kansas Corporation Commissioner. Wine has worked as Kansas Securities Commissioner and in the office of the Secretary of State. A Republican, his term expires March 15, 2000.
The Montana Power Co., restructuring from three to two units, has named Richard F. Cromer executive v.p./COO of its new energy supply division. Other administrative changes:
s Jerrold P. Pederson,