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senior v.p. of energy resource development and president of Alliant Energy’s Interstate Power and Light subsidiary, became senior v.p. of operations support. He remains IP&L’s president. Vern Gebhart , previously v.p. of energy delivery operations, became v.p. of business infrastructure and technology.
Associations: The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) named Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) CEO. Emerson succeeds long-time CEO Glenn English, who will retire.
The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) elected new officers for 2013: Melissa Lauderdale (Integrys Energy) was appointed president; Aundrea Williams (NRG) first v.p.; Robert Barkanic (PPL Energy Plus) second v.p.; Jay Kooper (Hess Corp.) secretary; Roy Boston (Noble Americas Energy Solutions) treasurer; and David Fein (Exelon), past president.
Denise Bode , CEO of the American Wind Energy Association , resigned her position to return to private practice as a tax attorney.
Governor Edmund G Brown Jr. appointed Carla Peterman as commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Peterman was a commissioner on the California Energy Commission.
Boards of Directors: Southern Company elected David J. Grain to its board of directors. Grain is founder and managing partner of Grain Management.
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