Southern Power names Chris Cummiskey chief commercial officer; Northeast Utilities appoints new executives at operating utilities; Kevin Bethel replaces Jonathan Halkyard as CFO at NV Energy;...
v.p. and chief risk officer.
Pacific Gas and Electric promoted Greg S. Pruett to senior v.p., corporate relations and Kay Orange as v.p., environmental, technical, and land services. Pruett remains senior v.p., corporate relations of holding company, PG&E Corp.
NV Energy promoted Tom Fair to v.p., renewable energy from executive, renewable energy, and Kevin Geraghty to v.p., power generation from executive, generation.
Madison Gas and Electric promoted Jeff Newman to CFO and secretary, retaining roles of v.p. and treasurer.
Northwest Natural promoted Alex Miller to v.p., finance and regulation, in addition to his role as treasurer.
Southwestern Energy Co. announ-ced the promotion of Steven Mueller to CEO on May 19, upon the retirement of Harold Korell , the present chairman and CEO.
Entergy Nuclear promoted Tim Mitchell , v.p. of operations at Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO), to senior v.p., engineering and technical services for Entergy nuclear. Kevin Walsh , site president at Waterford 3, takes on the role of site president at ANO and Joe Kowalewski , general manager of plant operations at Waterford 3 is promoted to site v.p. at Waterford 3.
Atmos Energy Corp. promoted Fred Meisenheimer from v.p. and controller to senior v.p. and CFO.
Calpine named Jim D. Deideker senior v.p. and chief accounting officer. He was a v.p. and controller at Texas Genco.
Alstom hired Ruth Ravitz Smith as v.p., government affairs and Timothy S. Brown as director, communications.
Ice Energy appointed Chris Hickman as senior v.p., utility solutions. He was president of energy services at Site Controls.
Boards of Directors: The Midwest Independent Transmission Operator reelected to its board Shelley Longmuir , and Baljit “Bal” Dail , CEO of Aon Consulting Worldwide and COO of Aon Benfield , was elected to a first term.
Southern Company appointed Veronica Hagen to its board. She is CEO of the Polymer Group.
Northern Power Systems appointed John P. Danner its president and CEO. He was president and CEO of Codon Devices.
PG&E elected Forrest E. Miller , a senior executive with AT&T, to the holding company’s board, as well as the board of subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Also elected to both boards is Roger H. Kimmel , vice chairman of Rothschild.
The GridWise Alliance announced five new board members for 2009. The new members are: Kerrick Johnson , v.p. for external affairs, VELCO; Mark Maddox , senior v.p., Arcadian Networks; Ralph Masiello , senior v.p., energy systems consulting, KEMA, Inc.; DanReicher, director of climate change and energy inititives, Google.org; and Ralph Zucker , director smart grid development, BC Hydro. They join 10 directors already serving.
Public Service Enterprise Group elected David Lilley to its board.
Spectra Energy announced the rotation of its chairman of the board from Paul Anderson to Bill Esrey on May 7. Anderson will remain a board member.
Retirements & Resignations: PPL announced that Susan M. Stalnecker , a director since 2001, is resigning due to schedule conflicts.
Avista announced that Malyn Malquist , executive v.p., retired March 31.
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