Southern Company named Ronnie Labrato vice president, internal auditing. FirstEnergy’s board of directors elected Gary R. Leidich executive vice president and president...
Charles B. Clarke Jr. , senior vice president and chief accounting officer, will leave the company effective May 30, 2008.
Commerce Energy announced the appointment of Gregory L. Craig as chief executive officer, succeeding Steven S. Boss who resigned from that position and as a company director on Feb. 20. Michael J. Fallquist was appointed chief operating officer.
Van Ness Feldman announced that Robert F. Christin and Charles R. Sensiba have become members of the firm specializing in the natural gas and hydropower practice areas.
Microsoft promoted Larry Kuhl to global utilities business development and alliance manager from utilities industry solutions specialist.
Hilliard Energy announced that Terry D. Phillips is promoted to director of marketing and external affairs.
Black & Veatch promoted Jim Hengel to senior vice president and senior project director and Mark Amick to vice president and sales director for the Americas region.
Board Elections: APX, Inc. elected Carol Browner , former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to its board of directors. She is a principal of The Albright Group LLC, co-founded with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright , and also a principal of Albright Capital Management LLC.
Sempra Energy elected former U.S. Congresswoman and attorney, Lynn Schenk , to its board of directors.
Constellation Energy elected to its board of directors, Ann C. Berzin , former chairman and CEO of Financial Guaranty Insurance Co.
National Fuel Gas re-elected Robert Brady , Rolland Kidder and John Riordan to its board of directors, and elected Frederic Salerno as a member.
Retirements: Southern Company announced J. Barnie Beasley , CEO and president of Southern Nuclear Operating Co., will retire Sept. 1 after 39 years of service.