Michael Baly, American Gas Association president and CEO, will chair the National Energy Foundation. He replaces Richard Lawson, president of the National Mining Association. Arthur Wiese, Jr., public affairs v.p. of the American Petroleum Institute, was elected vice chair.
Attorney Karen A. Tomcala was promoted to the staff of James J. Hoecker at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Previously, Tomcala practiced in the FERC's electric rates and corporate regulation section. She fills the vacancy left by Lindil C. Fowler, who became general counsel to the Texas Railroad Commission.
The United States Telephone Association (USTA) has elected two board members: Gary R. Lytle, federal relations v.p. of Ameritech, and Barbara J. Stonebraker, a senior v.p. at Cincinnati Bell Telephone. In other changes, Keith Townsend was hired as counsel and regulatory affairs director; Elizabeth Brooks was promoted to communications v.p.; and Mary Hahn was promoted to v.p. of administration.
Minnesota Power's board of directors elected the company president, Edwin L. Russell, to the additional post of CEO. Russell succeeds Arend J. Sandbulte.
Carl M. Fisher, Jr. has joined Duke Energy Corp. as an engineering consultant with Duke Energy Asia Ltd.
South Jersey Gas Co. has promoted Jannie Foxworth to customer information center supervisor and George R. Berthold to distribution system supervisor. Five other employees were transferred:
s Randy L. Bost, to customer relations specialist