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William O. Ball moved to the role of senior vice president of transmission planning and operations for Southern Co. He had been Southern's vice president of transmission planning, policy, and support services since March of 2002.
The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) board of directors chose Nicholas A. Brown as the organization's president and CEO. Brown has been with SPP for 18 years, most recently as senior vice president and corporate secretary.
Avista Corp. appointed Michael L. Noel to its board of directors. Noel was an executive with Edison International for 30 years.
Cinergy appointed Lynn J. Good vice president and controller of the company. Good joined Cinergy in 2003 from the Cincinnati office of Deloitte & Touche. Also at Cinergy, Bradley C. Arnett was named director of investor relations. He joined Cinergy's legal department in 1994.
Alliant Energy Corp. appointed Kim Zuhlke vice president of new energy resources. Zuhlke moves from her role as Alliant's executive vice president of generation and president of the company's Wisconsin utility subsidiary. The board of directors at Alliant also named William D. Harvey as president and COO. Harvey is president of Alliant Energy-Wisconsin Power & Light Co. and executive vice president of generation for Alliant.
Williams named Travis Campbell treasurer of the company, adding to his ongoing role as vice president of investor relations and corporate communications for Williams. He has been with the company since 1976.
Sue Ortenstone assumed the role of senior vice president of human re-sources and facility services at El Paso Corp., her employer of 24 years.
The executive committee of the Organization of MISO States Inc. chose William H. Smith , from the Iowa Utilities Board, to be its executive director.
The Southwest Power Pool Inc. elected three new independent directors: Phyllis E. Bernard , the Robert S. Kerr Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the Center on Alternative Dispute Resolution at Oklahoma City University School of Law; Robert G. Schoenberger , the chairman, CEO, and president of Unitil Corp; and Joshua W. Martin III , president of Verizon Delaware Inc.
Myron Caldwell was named as vice president and treasurer at Duke Energy.
Gerry Cauley joined the North American Electric Reliability Council as its director of reliability performance. Cauley spent several years as EPRI's Grid Operations and Planning program manager, and as a training consultant in nuclear plants and power system control centers.
ISO New England Inc. chose Dr. Vamsi Chadalavada as senior vice president of market and system solutions.
Entergy said former Arthur Andersen partner Steven Wilkinson has been elected to its board of directors.
Patricia A. Shelton left her post as president of El Paso's Western Pipeline group. James J. Cleary succeeds her in that role. Shelton has been with the company since 1979.
NiSource Inc. Vice Chairman Stephen Adik said he would retire at the end of 2003. The announcement came just weeks after the departure of Barrett Hatches as president and CEO of Northern Indiana Public Service Co., a NiSource subsidiary.
EPRI President and CEO Kurt Yeager is one of