Jay P. Lukens, formerly a principal at Energy Market Economics, Inc., was hired by The Economic Resource Group, Inc., as managing director and principal of the company's new Houston office.
Edison Source tapped Aram G. Sogomonian, a former executive at Enron Capital and Trade Resources as its new corporate risk management v.p. Sogomonian was Enron's director of risk analytics and asset price, and also has worked at Unocal.
Larry Grossman, a senior v.p. at Cassidy & Associates, was retained by the Council on Superconductivity for American Competitiveness as executive director.
Joseph Vasapoli left his post at Cinergy Corp. as senior federal government affairs strategist to work as a v.p. for Boland & Madigan, Inc. Vasapoli has worked in the Bush Administration and as a senior congressional committee counsel.
Duke/Louis Dreyfus hired three executives: Jim Kornmann; Dana A. Saucier, Jr.; Elizabeth Lowe, and Scott Lyche. Kornmann, formerly with PanEnergy, is an energy sales and marketing v.p. Saucier, holding the same post, comes from Enron Capital and Trade Resources. Lowe, from Barakat & Chamberlin, is marketing director for the western region. Lyche is senior merchant for the Texas region. He comes from Texaco.
The Electric Power Supply Association has its first chairman: Steven Burton, senior v.p. and general counsel to Sithe Energies, Inc. Burton has chaired the National Independent Energy Producers and serves as president of the Independent Power Producers of New York.
Edward J. Meyer is ERI Services' new president. From Amerada Hess Corp., he also was named senior v.p. of ERI's parent, Equitable Resources, Inc.
Yankee Energy System, Inc. promoted Michael E. Bielonko to the new position of president at two of its unregulated subsidiaries (em Yankee Energy Services Co. and R.M. Services, Inc. Bielonko will continue working as CFO until a replacement is named.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission reorganized and named several new senior staff managers. Retiring were James M. Taylor, executive director for operations, James L. Milhoan, deputy executive director for nuclear reactor regulation, and Stewart D. Ebneter, administrator for region II. Leonard J. Callan, head of region IV, replaces Taylor. Under the reorganization, three people were named to new executive director of operation positions: Hugh L. Thompson, Jr., deputy executive director for regulatory programs; Edward L. Jordan, deputy executive director for regulatory effectiveness, program oversight, investigations and enforcement; and Patricia G. Norry, deputy executive director for management support. Positions left vacant will be filled later.
Idaho Power hired Richard Riazzi from Transgas Management, Inc. as its marketing and sales v.p. Riazzi also has worked for Equitable Resources, Inc.
R.D. "Don" Cash was elected to Energen Corp.'s board of directors. Cash is chairman and CEO of Questar Corp.
Oglethorpe Power Corp. promoted two managers to senior v.p. positions. Clarence D. Mitchell, formerly generation v.p. is senior v.p. of operations; Nelson G. Hawk, formerly marketing v.p., is senior v.p. of marketing. The restructured company also elected nine outside directors to the boards of Oglethorpe Power, Georgia Transmission Corp. and Georgia System Operations Corp. (GSOC). Elected to the first company's board were Newton A. Campbell and Ashley C. Brown. Chosen to