Companies continue to embrace the back-to-basics strategy, and investors seem to think that it is paying off.
Montana-Dakota Utilities: David L. Goodin became president of Montana-Dakota Utilities and Great Plains Natural Gas on March 1. Goodin will continue as president of Cascade Natural Gas. In his new positions, he succeeds Bruce T. Imsdahl , president and chief executive officer of Montana-Dakota Utilities and Great Plains Natural Gas, as well as CEO of Cascade Natural Gas, who will retire on June 5 after 38 years with the company.
ONEOK and ONEOK Partners, LP announced three new officer appointments. Caron A. Lawhorn , senior vice president and chief accounting officer of ONEOK, assumed added responsibilities as chief accounting officer for ONEOK Partners. Stephen B. Allen was promoted to vice president and associate general counsel at ONEOK Partners, and Joseph L. McCormick was promoted to vice president and associate general counsel for ONEOK distribution companies’ legal matters.
Duke Energy named B ruce H. Hamilton as vice president of McGuire Nuclear Station, from his position as vice president of Oconee Nuclear Station. He succeeds Gary Peterson , who was named vice president of nuclear fleet performance. Also, Duke appointed Richard W. Haviland as senior vice president, construction and major projects. Previously Haviland served as president and chief executive officer of the project execution group for Air Liquide.
PJM named W. Terry Boston its new president and CEO. He leaves TVA, where he was executive vice president of power systems operations.
PG&E announced the selection of Jack Keenan as chief operating officer. He assumes the role previously held by William T. Morrow, who was the utility’s president and CEO since July 2007. Keenan previously was senior vice president of generation and chief nuclear officer. John Conway , site vice president of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, in the interim will assume the role as chief nuclear officer.
Energy Future Holdings (EFH—previously TXU) announced that John F. Young will become the first CEO of the Dallas-based energy holding company. Young leaves Exelon, where he served as executive vice president of finance and markets.
Peabody Energy named Richard A. Navarre president and chief commercial officer. Navarre had been chief financial officer since 1999.
Constellation Energy appointed Brenda Boultwood its senior vice president and chief risk officer. Previously she was global head of strategy at Alternative Investment Services for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) announced seven executive moves, including election of three corporate vice presidents. Eileen Moran , president of PSEG Resources, will take on added duties as senior vice president for strategic initiatives, PSEG Services. Kevin Quinn , previously president, PSEG Energy Resources & Trade, will become senior vice president, corporate planning, PSEG. Al Matos , previously vice president distribution operations, PSEG Global, will become vice president for renewables and energy solutions at Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G). Michelle Hallerdin , previously vice president of workforce planning and talent management at PSEG Services, will become vice president, strategic planning and finance, PSEG Global. PSEG also announced the following new officers: Richard Machon was named senior vice president, fossil operations at PSEG Power; David Daly , previously director in PSE&G’s