(Octover 2008) Xcel Energy named David Sparby president and CEO of Northern States Power Minnesota. Entergy Corp. appointed Terence Burke general counsel and chief...
rate and regulatory advisory practice.
California ISO appointed Laura Manz to the new position of vice president of the market and infrastructure development division. She was director of FERC and CAISO regulatory affairs for San Diego Gas & Electric.
ABB announced Martin Gross is the new region division manager and head of power systems, replacing retired Michael Barnoski .
Kissimmee Utility Authority promoted Greg Woessner to vice president of the new department of system compliance and operations.
Peabody Energy promoted Guy Brad Brown to executive for Southwest operations, from operations manager for Lee Ranch Coal Co. and El Segundo Coal Co.
KPMG LLP announced John P. Gimigliano joined its Washington National Tax practice as a principal. He was senior tax counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means and staff director for the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures.
Allegheny Energy announced Eric S. Gleason is vice president, corporate development. He was executive director, natural resources at JP Morgan.
Arch Coal elected Robert G. Jones general counsel, secretary and senior vice president of law. Deck S. Slone was elected vice president, government, investor and public affairs from vice president of investor relations and public affairs.
Board Elections: UniSource Energy Corp. named Louise L. Francesconi to its board of directors and to the boards of UniSource’s primary subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power and UniSource Energy Services. She is former president of Raytheon Missile Systems.
Atmos Energy elected Ruben E. Esquivel to its board as a Class 1 director. He is vice president for community and corporate relations at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
NorthWestern Corp. added Brian B. Bird as a director. He has been vice president and CFO at the utility since 2003.
OGE Energy Corp. named Wayne Brunetti to its board. He is the retired Xcel Energy chairman and CEO.
Georgia Power elected two new directors, Beverly Daniel Tatum and Stephen S. Green . Tatum is president of Spelman College and Green is president and CEO of Stephen Green Properties.
CenterPoint Energy elected Michael P. Johnson and Susan O. Rheney to its board. Johnson is retired senior vice president and chief administrative officer of the Williams Companies and Rheney is a private investor.
Resignations: James Yancey Kerr II , a commissioner on the North Carolina Utilities Commission and immediate past president of NARUC, left the commission August 31 to join McGuireWoods. He will lead the firm’s new energy policy practice in its Raleigh and Washington, D.C., offices.
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