The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission appointed Bud Earley policy advisor on electric matters. Earley most recently served as director of the electric policy division of the FERC's Office of Economic Policy. The FERC named Bobbie J. McCartney an administrative law judge. She previously served as deputy chief administrative law judge in the Social Security Administration's Office of Hearings and Appeals.
The Bonneville Power Administration named Jeff Stier its new vice president of national relations. Stier joins BPA after 12 years on the staff of Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the last eight served as legislative director.
Dorothy M. Hawkins was elected vice president and chief information officer for Bay State Gas Co. She previously served as director of information technology for NiSource Inc.
Energy New England LLC appointed John Muro vice president of marketing and customer solutions. Muro formerly was vice president of Northeast Utilities' subsidiary, Select Energy Inc.
Stephen A. King, formerly director of East Coast sales for New Energy Ventures, was named director of energy information services sales at AEP Communications LLC. John Combes, formerly executive director of corporate accounts for Preferred Networks Inc., was named director of energy information services alternatives channels at AEP Communications.
Paul A. Elbert, former president and chief executive officer of natural gas at Consumers Power Co., joined Unicom as its executive vice president and president of Unicom Enterprises. Ruth Ann M. Gillis, formerly senior vice president of competitive operations at Unicom, was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer. She assumes the duties of John C. Bukovski, who retires Dec. 31 after 34 years.
Alan L. Wells was named president and chief operating officer of Iowa Telecommunications Services Inc. Wells previously was senior vice president and CFO at MidAmerican Energy Co.
Charles K. Milliken was appointed director of acquisitions and business development at Wisconsin Gas. Previously, Milliken spent nine years with Pentair Inc. in several management roles.
Consolidated Natural Gas Co. promoted Chet G. Wade to director of corporate information. Wade joined CNG in 1993 as manager of executive communications.
Van Billet was appointed vice president of finance and CFO at PJM Interconnection LLC. Prior to joining PJM, Billet was vice president of finance for Lyondell Chemical Co.
Aquila Energy named Mark Cook vice president of marketing for its recently formed Exchange Center organization. John Spencer Jr. was appointed manager of Aquila's West Virginia coal dock. Previously, Cook was vice president of sales and marketing for Market Hub Partners LP in Houston, and Spencer was a sales, operations and marketing vice president for Quintain Resources Inc.
Atlanta Gas Light Co. elected Dennis M. Love to its board. Love is president and CEO of Printpack Inc.
Kinder Morgan Inc. named Deborah A. Macdonald president of its subsidiary, Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America, effective upon the merger of KN Energy and Kinder Morgan. Before joining KM, Macdonald was senior vice president of legal affairs at Aquila Energy Corp.
Midwest ISO elected James P. Torgerson vice president and CFO. Torgerson previously was vice president, CFO and treasurer at DPL Inc.
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