(July 2011) Xcel Energy names new president and COO; Pacific Gas and Electric adds new senior v.p. and chief information officer; NorthWestern Energy appoints new members to executive...
Allegheny Energy named Max Kuniansky director of investor relations. He previously held the position of vice president of investor relations for B/E Aerospace and investor relations specialist for FPG Group Inc.
Constellation NewEnergy named Carrie Cullen Hitt vice president of government and regulatory affairs, and Daniel J. Sullivan vice president of marketing. Hitt has been with Constellation NewEnergy for five years. Sullivan was most recently with Tractebel Energy Services. Also, Constellation Energy Source named John Schaffer general manager of the Nashville District Energy System (DES).
Xcel Energy named Teresa S. Madden vice president and controller. She previously worked for Xcel Energy Customer and Field Operations.
The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) appointed James Gallagher director of the New York State Department of Public Service's office of electricity and environment. He had been acting director there since February 2003. Shortly after Gallagher's appointment, New York PSC Chairman William M. Flynn appointed Robert H. Mayer director of the office of telecommunications. He also named Jaclyn Brilling secretary of the commission.
Black Hills Corp. named David R. Emery its president and CEO, moving him from the company's retail operations, where he had served as president and COO. The Black Hills board also elected Stephen D. Newlin to fill a board vacancy.
El Paso Corp. named Lisa A. Stewart president of production and non-regulated operations. She comes to El Paso from Apache Corp., where she was executive vice president of business development and E&P services. Also at El Paso, Mark Leland assumed the position of CFO of production and non-regulated operations.
The Committee of Chief Risk Officers hired Robert M. Anderson as its executive director. He previously worked with El Paso Corp., McKinsey & Co., and BP.
Trans-Elect's board of directors promoted Sharon B. Heaton to senior vice president and general counsel of the company, and Stephen A. Shulman to senior vice president and CFO of Trans-Elect. Heaton previously had been senior vice president and deputy general counsel, and Shulman had been vice president of finance.
Dominion elected Thomas F. Farrell II president and COO. He had been CEO of the Dominion Energy unit.
Lukens Energy Group promoted Glen Sweetnam to vice president and principal at the company. Sweetnam has been with Lukens since January 2003.
The Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) appointed NorthWestern Energy's M. LeRoy Patterson director of operations and training. Patterson currently is director of transmission operations and planning for NorthWestern. The WECC also appointed Robert L. Dintelman COO. Dintelman has been with the council for 29 years.
Michael Bemis resigned as Exelon's executive vice president and president of Exelon Energy Delivery. John L. Skolds , who had been president of Exelon Nuclear and chief nuclear officer, replaced Bemis. Christopher M. Crane , COO of Exelon Nuclear, stepped into Skolds' earlier roles.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that Rebecca Klein , leader of the Texas PUC, stepped down effective March 1.
FirstEnergy Corp. Chairman and CEO H. Peter Burg died Jan. 13.
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