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Fortnightly Magazine - March 2008

customer operations group, became vice president energy acquisitions and technology at PSE&G; and Cora Brina , previously a director in PSEG’s human resources department was promoted to vice president, HR client services.

Ventyx promoted Vince Burkett to president and chief executive officer, from chief operating officer. Previous CEO Greg Dukat stepped down.

First Reserve Corp. , the largest energy focused private equity firm, announced three promotions, with Rahman D’Argenio , Jeff Quake and Josh Weiner named as directors.

Associations:Northeast Gas Association : Stephen Bryant , president of Bay State Gas Co. and Northern Utilities, was elected chairman of the Northeast Gas Association.

Zigbee Alliance : Adrian Tuck , CEO at Tendril, was named vice chairman of the Zigbee Alliance.

Board Elections: AEP: Michael G. Morris , chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power, was elected to the Batelle board of directors.

SCANA elected two new board members: James M. Micali , chairman and president of Michelin North America; and James W. Roquemore , CEO and chairman of Patten Seed Co.

The New York Independent System Operator elected to its board of directors James V. Mahoney , president and CEO of Energy Market Solutions, Inc.

Pinnacle West Capital Corp. appointed Gannett Newspaper Division President Susan Clark-Johnson to its board effective Feb. 1.


Retired: Duke Energy : Henry B. Barron , group executive and chief nuclear officer, is retiring effective March 31, after serving as Duke’s chief nuclear officer since 2004. Dhiaa M. Jamil , currently Duke Energy’s senior vice president of nuclear support, assumes the group executive and CNO role on February 17.

Williams: Michael Johnson , chief administrative officer at Williams Cos., will retire March 31 and is providing consulting services through year end to assist in the transition.

Dominion: Duane C. Radtke , executive vice present of Dominion, retired Dec. 31, 2007.

Sargent & Lundy : Thomas J. Murray , executive vice president at Sargent & Lundy LLC, retired at the end of 2007 after over 40 years with the com pany.


Resigned: Black Hills : Mark T. Thies, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Black Hills Corp., resigned effective Jan. 18, 2008.