Christopher M. Coburn and Charles William Burton were confirmed by the U.S. Senate as directors of the U.S. Enrichment Corp. Both will serve five-year terms. Coburn is v.p. of the Technology Partnership Practice for Battelle Memorial Institute. Burton, an attorney, is of counsel to Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.
Northern Indiana Public Service Co. promoted Dorothy M. Hawkins to information technology director. Kennan J. Walsh, senior rate specialist, was promoted to senior (electric) regulatory specialist. Gregory A. Pakela joined the company as senior (electric) regulatory specialist.
Russell R. Gifford, president of CNG Energy Services Corp. president, retired Sept. 1 after 34 years. Marian Zalenka was promoted to customer service representative, retail marketing; Guy DePaolis and Paul M. Hank were promoted to cash traders. Consolidated Natural Gas Co. also hired William J. Reilly from ALLTEL Information Services, Inc. as director of computer operations, planning, and development in its information technology department.
William A. Van Wie joined Equitable Resources Energy Co. as v.p.-exploration. He was a v.p. at Penzoil Exploration and Production Co.
Stephen R. Volk, a senior partner in the law firm of Shearman & Sterling, was elected to the board of trustees of Consolidated Edison Co. of New York.
Robert C. Mauch, CEO and director of AmeriGas Propane, Inc., retired Sept. 1. Lon R. Greenberg, vice chairman of the company, was selected as CEO, president, and chairman. (James A. Sutton was formerly chairman.) Greenberg also is president and CEO of UGI Corp., AmeriGas Propane's parent.
Enron Corp. elected Ronnie C. Chan to its board of directors. Chan is chairman of the Hang Lung Development Group of Hong Kong.
U.S. Generating Co. named five new officers:
s Jean Hopkins, acting department head and chief of environmental and regulatory affairs, was named v.p.-environmental affairs.
s Catherine Leggett, chief human resources officer, was promoted to v.p.-human resources.
s Jack Hawks, corporate communications and public affairs director, was promoted to v.p.-public affairs and government relations.
s Doug Egan was promoted to senior v.p.-northeast region.
s Sarah Barpoulis was promoted to v.p. of USGen Power Services.
Kurt E. Yeager, executive v.p. and COO of the Electric Power Research Institute, was named president and CEO. He replaces Richard Balzhiser, who retires after eight years.
Pacific Generation Co. promoted Larry Bekkedahl, a retail electric utility operations manager, to director of international business development.
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners appointed Commissioner Curt Hebert of the Mississippi Public Service Commission to the executive committee and the ad hoc committee on international relations. Commissioner Herbert H. Tate, president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, now sits on the board of directors of NARUC's National Regulatory Research Institute.
Southwestern Energy Co. has formed a new energy services division, hiring Debbie J. Branch as senior v.p. The division will include subsidiaries Southwestern Energy Services Co. and Southwestern Energy Pipeline Co.
United Cities Gas Co. announced eight promotions: Brenda G. Blythe, senior manager of management information services; Connie Q. Fennell, senior manager of plant accounting; Kathryn V. Greene, senior manager of internal audit; Carl J. Ihlenfeld, senior manager of training and development; Denise D. Manning, senior manager of residential marketing; Scott Perry, senior manager of personal systems applications and customer information systems; Robert O. Poff, Jr., senior manager of revenue accounting; and Thomas E. Upchurch, senior manager of risk and insurance. t
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