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People (April 2010)

Fortnightly Magazine - April 2010

New Opportunities: MidAmerican Energy Holdings  announced the appointment of  Michael Dunn  as president of PacifiCorp Energy. He was president of MidAmerican subsidiary, Kern River Gas Transmission.

NiSource Inc.  announced that  Jimmy D. Staton , executive v.p. and group CEO of NiSource’s gas distribution business, also will assume the added responsibility of leading the NiSource Indiana utilities, including Northern Indiana Public Service.

Vectren chose Carl L. Chapman  to serve as CEO. He was president and COO and succeeds the retiring  Niel C. Ellerbrook.

AmerenUE promoted David N. Wakeman  to v.p., energy delivery from manager of distribution operating.

FirstEnergy named Charles E. Jones  its senior v.p. and president, FirstEnergy Utilities, from senior v.p., energy delivery and customer service. He succeeds the retired  Richard R. Rigg.

Constellation Energy  named Michael D. Smith  as senior v.p. of retail green initiatives for Constellation NewEnergy. He was v.p. and director of Constellation’s international energy police office in London.

NV Energy  announced that  E. Kevin Bethel , current chief accounting officer and controller, will serve as interim CFO until a permanent successor is named due to the resignation of  William D. Rogers  as CFO and treasurer.

People’s Natural Gas  named Morgan K. O’Brien  as CEO. He was CEO of Duquesne Light Holdings.  Kenneth M. Johnston  is named v.p. of operations of the company, which was Dominion Peoples Gas until an ownership change on February 1.

The Empire District Electric Co . promoted  Brad Beecher  to executive v.p. and COO-electric from v.p. and COO.

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners  named Orjiakor Isiogu  as co-chair of the NARUC-FERC smart-grid collaborative. He is chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission. He replaces outgoing co-chair and former NARUC president  Frederick Butler of New Jersey . FERC Chairman  Jon Wellinghoff  is co-chair.

Spectra Energy  appointed Steven Baker , former v.p. of subsidiary Union Gas, to v.p. and treasurer, Spectra Energy.  Allen Capps , v.p. and treasurer, Spectra Energy, will assume Baker’s role of v.p., business development storage and transmission at Union Gas.

Electric Power Generation Association  hired Jacob G. Smeltz  as v.p., legislative and regulatory affairs. He was minority executive director of the Consumer Affairs Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

The Electric Power Supply Association elected Clarence (Joe) Hopf Jr . as chairman for 2010. Hopf is president of PSEG Energy Resources & Trade.  Jack A. Fusco , president and CEO of Calpine, is first vice chairman;  Ronald L. Litzinger , president and CEO of Edison Mission Group is second vice chairman;  Zin Smati , president and CEO of GDF Suez Energy NA is secretary; and  John O’Neal , senior v.p. and CCO of Mirant is treasurer.

 

Boards of Directors: Allete announced that  Don Shippar , chairman and CEO retired. He will continue as chairman of Allete’s board of directors. He is replaced by  Alan Hodnik , formerly president.

Chesapeake Utilities  appointed John R. Schimkaitis  as vice chairman of the board. He continues in his role as CEO. Also appointed to the board is  Michael P. McMasters , who will continue as company COO and is promoted to president.

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