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Lisa S. Beal was hired by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America as environmental affairs director. She comes from the Hazardous Waste Management Association, where she was transportation/safety manager.
Commissioner Stan Wise was elected second v.p. of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Wise is vice chair of the Georgia Public Service Commission.
The City of Anaheim Public Utilities hired Dale Tarkington away from Arizona Public Service Co. Tarkington will serve as assistant g.m., electric services.
Eugene W. Zeltmann was appointed deputy chair of the New York Public Service Commission, taking the seat of Lisa Rosenblum, who resigned in May. Zeltmann was appointed to the PSC last December.
Charles E. Davis, Jr. was promoted to assistant g.m.-power production at Arizona Electric Power Cooperative's Apache Generating Station. Larry Huff, former power operations manager, will be assistant g.m.-power delivery.
The Missouri Valley Electric Association (MVEA) elected Norman E. Jackson president. Jackson is executive v.p.-transmission and engineering services for Western Resources, Inc. Charles R. Cole, customer services v.p. for Kansas City Power & Light Co., was elected v.p.
William C. Carmon of United Cities Gas Co. was promoted to marketing v.p. He moves up from marketing director. Carol J. Knies was promoted to shareholder relations manager.
UtiliCorp United, Inc. shareholders reelected two directors and chose a third. Robert F. Jackson, Jr., retired president of CharterCorp, and Herman Cain, chair and CEO of Godfather's Pizza, Inc., were reelected. Robert K. Green, UtiliCorp president, was elected to his first three-year term.
Consolidated Natural Gas Co. hired Gary W. Deschamps as information technology v.p. He comes to CNG from Integra Financial Corp. Robert W. Best has taken over the duties of the retired William F. Fritsche, Jr., senior v.p.-distribution. Best, a senior v.p., becomes senior v.p.-regulated businesses.
Donald W. Niemiec, president of Union Pacific Fuels, Inc., was appointed chair of the Natural Gas Power Group. Larry D. Hall, CEO of KN Energy, was appointed vice chair.
Equitable Resources, Inc. subsidiary ERI, Inc. hired Craig G. Goodman as senior v.p.-law, regulation, and public policy. Equitable subsidiary Equitable Power Services Co. hired Michael Schiller from CNG Energy Services as v.p.-power services. James P. Sale was hired as v.p. and general counsel for Equitable Resources Marketing Co., another subsidiary.
Lorry Wilson has joined the Power Pool of Alberta as CEO. Wilson worked 21 years with SaskPower prior to joining the Canadian organization.
Green Mountain Power Corp. promoted Kevin Hartley, marketing director, to marketing managing director.
Westmoreland Coal Co. elected Christopher K. Seglem chairman of the board. He also serves as president and CEO. Seglem replaces Pemberton Hutchinson, who will stay on the board as a member.
Thomas M. Jenkins, CFO of DPL, Inc., was elected to the board of directors of TPC Corp., formerly Tejas Power Corp.
Eastern Enterprises has hired William H. Heil as a senior v.p. and president of the company's unregulated energy marketing subsidiary, AllEnergy Marketing Co., Inc.
Scott B. Lilly, former general counsel of the New York Power Authority, died at age 74. He had worked with NYPA as an attorney since 1954.