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THE board of trustees for Con Edison named James P. O'Brien general auditor. O'Brien joined Con Edison in 1972 after serving in the U.S. Navy. He will replace Lawrence F. Travaglia who is retiring.
Consolidated Natural Gas Co. named Elena C. Mola vice president, Latin America/Europe, of its subsidiary CNG International.
Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution named David Johnson vice president of its distribution automation division.
The Energen board of directors announced two promotions. John Richardson was named a vice president of acquisitions and engineering and Paula Rushing was named a vice president of finance.
Pacific Enterprises chose Neal E. Schmale to be its executive vice president and CFO. Schmale will oversee the company's finance and planning department. Schmale, formerly CFO for UNOCAL Corp., fills the position left vacant since the departure of former CFO Larry Dagley.
Robert B. Ryan was promoted to plant manager for CMS Energy's Filer City Station near Manistee, Mich. Ryan will be responsible for all activities involving the 60-megawatt coal-fueled independent power plant. Previously, he was business manager at the coal-fueled Jorf Lasar independent power plant.
Robert Y. Hirasuna was chosen special counsel for policy in the Office of General Counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Before joining the FERC, Hirasuna was with the law firm of Cohen & Cohen.
Gary L. Rainwater was elected president and CEO of Central Illinois Public Service Co. Rainwater will replace the retiring Clifford L. Greenwalt. Rainwater joined CIPS and CIPSCO as elected executive vice president in January 1997.
Renee H. Guild, a former Nevada public service commissioner, was selected as EPRI's executive manager, public benefit. Guild will work with public agencies and the Electric Power Research Institute's technical staff to develop R&D programs.
Barbara S. McKay joined Bay State Gas Co. as vice president, corporate communications. Most recently McKay was president of The McKay Group, a communications consulting firm.
Jim Sweeney was named to the new position of vice president, Latin American development for AEP Resources Inc. Most recently Sweeney served as director of international business development for LG&E Power.
Georgia Public Service Commission Chairman Stan Wise was named to the Gas Research Institute's advisory board by the president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. First elected to the PSC in 1994, Wise is the first vice president of South Eastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and serves on NARUC's natural gas committee.
Ray T. Smith, senior vice president of human resources and administration for TransCanada PipeLines Ltd., was elected the 1997-98 chair of the American Gas Association's Financial and Administrative Section.
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