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Central Vermont Public Service Corp. hired former Electrolux Corp. CFO Douglas D. Sinclair as its marketing and business development v.p. and general manager. In addition to his new position, Sinclair will oversee day-to-day activities at two power generation and technology subsidiaries. Also at CV, Robert G. Clarke, president of Vermont Technical College, and Patrick J. Martin, president of America's Customer Operations at Xerox Corp., were elected to the board of directors.
John F. Cotter, former PECO Energy Co. power trader, was hired by Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. as its energy marketing and gas trading manager.
NorAm Interstate Pipelines of NorAm Energy Corp. promoted Dale Earwood to president/COO. Previously, Earwood was NorAm's trading & transportation group's president. Earwood joined NorAm in 1985.
Patrick Reddy was promoted from planning and advisory services director to planning and advisory services v.p. at Pacific Enterprises. Reddy joined PE in 1980 as a financial analyst for Southern California Gas Co.
The Independent Power Producers of New York Inc. hired former founder of Beluga Communications Steven C. Sullivan as its communications director. Sullivan will oversee public/media relations and advertising. He also will track state and federal legislative and regulatory issues.
Wendy C. Heck, former information services v.p. for Louisville Gas and Electric Co., was promoted to administration v.p. at LG&E Energy Corp. Heck replaces Stephen R. Wood who was promoted to president of Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and distribution services division. Wood replaced Victor A. Staffieri, who was promoted to CFO.
U.S. Energy Systems Inc. President/ CEO, Richard H. Nelson, was elected as chair of the Nevada Geothermal Industry Council.
David Baker, commissioner of the Georgia PSC, was appointed by NARUC to serve on the Universal Service Federal-State Joint Board. Baker replaces Kenneth McClure who resigned from the Missouri PSC.
Xenergy Inc. hired Philip M. Marston. He was regulatory affairs director at Dewey and Ballantine, a law firm. Marston will be responsible for regulatory strategies and legal affairs related to deregulation.
Mary Sharpe Hayes, principal with Barakat & Chamberlin, was elected to the newly formed NEPOOL Independent System Operator Corp. board. Hayes will oversee the development and control of the new ISO.
PECO Energy's board elected three new vice presidents to its nuclear division. John P. McElwain will be responsible for the recovery of a nuclear power plant owned by Northeast Utilities as v.p., nuclear projects. Drew B. Fetters, elected to v.p., nuclear planning and development, will be responsible for the maintenance, administration and growth ventures of PECO Nuclear. John B. Cotton, who joined PECO Energy in 1972, will be v.p., station support. Cotton will be responsible for nuclear engineering, licensing, supply management and fuel services.
G. William Whitehurst retired from Virginia Natural Gas Inc.'s board of directors. Whitehurst, a former congressman, has served on the board since 1990.
A subsidiary of American Water Works Co. hired retired judge and former Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commissioner Wendell F. Holland as its regulatory affairs and governmental relations v.p.
Becky Hall replaced Sharon R. Peavy as Central & South West Corp.'s investor relations director. Hall joined Central in 1990 and