Peter B. Lilly has been named president and COO of Peabody Holding Co. Peabody is the world's largest private producer and marketer of coal. Lilly will continue to report to Irl F. Englehardt, Peabody Holding's chairman and CEO. Englehardt was recently named v.p. of Hanson Industries' energy group.The board of directors of The Dayton Power & Light Co. has elected Arthur G. Meyer treasurer.
IES Utilities, Inc. has named James E. Hoffman executive v.p. of customer service and energy delivery. Hoffman comes to IES from MCI, where he was most recently chief information officer with responsibility for all software development and information technology support.
Michelle Michot Foss has been named director at the University of Houston's College of Business Administration Energy Institute, a new program.
Andersen Consulting has consolidated worldwide operational responsibility for its Communications Industry Group under partner Larry R. Levitran. William M. Hall, managing partner, will lead its Utilities Industry Practice in the Americas.
Cheryl L. Parrino, chairman of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, will run for the post of president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
Gov. Gary Johnson has appointed Wayne Shirley chairman of the New Mexico Public Utility Commission.
California Energy Co., Inc. has promoted Frederick L. Manuel to v.p. for U.S. operations. Manuel was previously v.p. and g.m. for Imperial Valley operations.
Michael A. Deihl has been selected as administrator for the Southwestern Power Administration. Deihl has been administrator of the Alaska Power Administration since 1992. That position will be filled by Lloyd A. Linke.