Former Sen. Alan K. Simpson (R-Wyo.) has joined the PacifiCorp board of directors. Simpson retired from the Senate earlier this year after serving three terms. Also at PacifiCorp, Dennis Steinberg, a senior v.p., was named head of global energy sales, marketing and trading. John Bohling, another senior v.p., will direct customer service, among other activities. Mike Henderson will head a new group for international business, technology and planning.
John M. Deutch has returned as a member of the CMS Energy Corp. Board of Directors. Deutch served on the board from 1986 to 1993. Deutch, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, served as the military's director of Central Intelligence and as director of the Central Intelligence Agency since 1995.
The George Public Service Commission elected Stan Wise as its chairman, replacing Dave Baker. Wise has been a commissioner for three years.
Paul Addis, formerly president of Duke/Louis Dreyfus, L.L.C. was named executive v.p. at American Electric Power. He'll lead the company's unregulated business activities. Also at AEP; Joseph G. Hamrock was appointed executive assistant to the president/CEO.
The ElectriCities board elected three officers: Franz Holscher replaces Carey Washburn as chairman; Bill Batchelor will be vice chairman; and Smith Lingerfelt will be secretary. Batchelor is executive v.p. of Tuscarora Corp. Lingerfelt, electric superintendent for the city of Shelby, was an alternate commissioner for the North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1.