Dan W. Reicher was named acting assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Energy. Reicher has served as deputy chief of staff and counselor to Secretary of Energy Hazel R. O'Leary since 1993 and was a member of the Clinton-Gore transition team. Reicher replaces Jack Riggs, who left to take a senior position at the Aspen Institute.PECO Energy Co. selected William H. Smith III as v.p. and group executive of its new Telecommunications Group. Stepping into his seat as nuclear support v.p. is Drew Fetters.
James H. Miller was appointed production v.p. for the U.S. Enrichment Corp. He will oversee two gaseous diffusion plants in Kentucky and Ohio.
Trudy Utter has been promoted to v.p. and g.m. of Tenaska Power Services, a marketing affiliate of Tenaska, Inc. She was previously g.m. of business development for Tenaska's independent power development efforts.
William J. Cahill, Jr., New York Power Authority's chief nuclear officer, was elected a life fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Cahill has been a senior officer at Con Edison, Gulf States Utilities, and Texas Utilities; played a role in the construction and operation of a half-dozen nuclear power plants; and has three patents, including a design for a double-walled reactor.
NorAm Energy Corp. has hired Harold E. Bourlon as marketing and system management v.p. to work with newly promoted Sharon Eady, marketing services v.p.
Alfred C. Koeppe, a former president and CEO of Bell Atlantic, was named senior v.p. of external affairs for Public Service Electric and Gas Co.
Brian E. O'Neill, president and CEO of Williams Interstate Natural Gas Systems, was elected to the Gas Institute's board of directors.