Susan F. Tierney, former assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Energy, has joined The Economics Resource Group, Inc. as a managing consultant.
UGI Corp. has hired William D. Katz as v.p.-corporate development. He succeeds R. Paul Grady, now v.p.-sales/
operations of UGI's AmeriGas Propane subsidiary.
Stephen D. Chesebro', Tenneco Energy's CEO, was promoted to chairman. Edward J. Casey, Jr. joins the company as president and COO. (Chesebro' also chairs the Gas Industry Standards Board.)
The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America Foundation elected John R. Phillips chairman. Phillips is senior v.p. of Berg Steel Pipe. As INGAA chairman, he succeeds Stephen P. Reynolds, president and CEO of Pacific Gas Transmission Co., who was named vice chairman.
Garland Proco, formerly of the U.S. Department of Energy's Operation Office in Oak Ridge, TN, was hired by NAC International. Proco will manage the Nuclear Materials Management Safeguards System, which NAC operates for DOE. Proco replaces Bruce Duncil, named project development manager of energy information products.
Michael L. Gravely, formerly of the U.S. Air Force, has joined Superconductivity, Inc. as executive president of marketing and business development.
Jane Dunn Cirrincione, Todd Tuten, and Chris Eckl have joined the American Public Power Association as government relations representatives.
Fred D. Hafer, president of Metropolitan Edison Co. and Pennsylvania Electric Co. of Reading, PA, was elected chairman of the Foundation for a Drug Free America. Ed Kennedy, former special chairman to the president of Bell Atlantic-Pennsylvania, was elected secretary/
United Cities Gas Co. appointed Jerry H. Ballengee to the board of directors. Ballengee is president and COO of Union Camp Corp.
George S. McQuade III, formerly public affairs manager with Southern California Gas Co. has joined the City of Los Angeles Housing Authority as public relations director.
CSW Energy, Inc. promoted Floyd W. Nickerson to a new position, v.p. of corporate resources for CSW Energy and CSW International, Inc. (em both Central and South West Corp. subsidiaries.
John Polumbo, Pacific Bell's consumer marketing v.p., was named president of the company's consumer communications services organization. Polumbo has held the position on an acting basis since a July 1995 reorganization.
The Coastal Corp. named three senior executives to vice presidencies in its management subsidiary: Thomas E. Jackson, senior v.p., corporate tax; John H. Chamberlain, v.p., litigation and appeals; Jerry L. Starkey, v.p., tax audit and litigation.
Bernard G. Rethore replaces Peter C. Valli as president and CEO of BW/IP International, Inc. Valli retired as an employee December 31, but will stay on as board chairman.
Madison Gas and Electric promoted James C. Boll to v.p.-law and corporate communications, and Pete Waldron to
executive director-power supply
operations/engineering. Boll was assistant v.p. in the same office; Waldron was senior director of his department.
The California Public Utilities Commission has a new commissioner and a new executive director. Josiah L. Neeper, an attorney with Gray, Cary, Ware & Friedenrich, will serve a six-year term as one of five commissioners; his appointment is subject to State Senate confirmation. Wesley M. Franklin will serve as executive director. Franklin served as the CPUC's assistant director since 1990, and as acting executive director since July 1995. He joined the CPUC in 1974.
Waukesha Electric Systems, a General Signal Corp. unit, has named Nick Aversa chairman and John Wagner new president and CEO. Waukesha Electric was formed when General Signal acquired MagneTek Electric and combined it with Hevi-Duty Electric, another General Signal unit. Aversa was senior v.p. of MagneTek; Wagner was v.p. and g.m. of Hevi-Duty Electric. t
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