Diane Fitzgerald has been appointed vice president of environmental affairs for American Electric Power. She served as director of international environmental affairs since May. She joined AEP in 1984 as a senior performance engineer at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant.
Altra Energy Technologies announced that William Weathersby has been named senior vice president of professional services. Prior to joining Altra, Weathersby was president of CommonVision, LLC, a company he founded.
John M. McLaughlin, Jr. has been named vice president for corporate planning for CMS Energy Corp. Previously, McLaughlin was vice president of development for The Americas, Southern Hemisphere. He joined Consumers Energy in 1984.
The DTE Energy board of directors elected Nick A. Kouri vice president and treasurer for both Detroit Edison and its parent company, DTE Energy. He joined DTE Energy and Detroit Edison in 1999 as manager, finance; and assistant treasurer. The board also elected Daniel G. Brudzynski vice president and controller, also for both Detroit Edison and its parent company, DTE Energy. Brudzynski joined the companies in 1997 as assistant controller. Detroit Edison has named Thomas J. Tanciar as plant manager of the Trenton Channel Power Plant in Trenton, MI. Tanciar joined Detroit Edison in 1982 as an engineer.
Melanie A. Kenderdine has been named vice president of the Gas Technology Institute's Washington operations office. Most recently, Kenderdine was director of the Office of Policy for the U.S. Department of Energy.
The North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) has changed its governance from a 47-member board of trustees to a 10-member board, as part of its transition to a self-regulatory reliability organization known as the North American Electric Reliability Organization (NAERO), and announced the election of these independent board members: John Q. Anderson, formerly of CSX Corp.; Thomas W. Berry, former general partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Richard Drouin, partner in the law firm of McCarthy Tetrault; Michael Enthoven, president and COO of the Capital Markets Company; Michehl R. Gent, NERC president and CEO of the revised corporation; James M. Goodrich, founder of Energy Management Associates; Charles J. Henry, former president and COO of the Chicago Board Options Exchange; Sharon L. Nelson, former chair of the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission; and William H. White, chief executive of The Wedge Group Inc. Richard Drouin was also elected chairman of the board, with Thomas Berry as vice chairman. Donald P. Hodel, former U.S. Secretary of Energy and Transportation, was named to fill the opening left when Elaine Chao resigned to become Secretary of Labor for the Bush administration.
Roy Tollerson Jr. was re-elected to a one-year term as secretary of the board of the Georgia Transmission Corporation. Tollerson has served on the GTC board since 1996 as an at-large member director. Additional re-elections included Charles R. Fendley, chairman of the board, Ray Jones, vice chairman, and Steve E. Rawl Sr. as treasurer.
Duke Energy named Clarence Ray president of Duke Energy Generation Services, a new company established to provide operations and maintenance services for Duke Energy's fleet of wholesale merchant power plants in North America. Ray has served as president and CEO of Duke/Flour Daniel since 1993.
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