ENERGY SECRETARY Federico Peña announced April 6 that he was stepping down, effective June 30. Peña plans to pursue other career options in private business and tend to family matters. Peña said he was sure his deputy, Elizabeth Anne Moler, former chairwoman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, was "right up there" on President Clinton's list of potential replacements.
Doris F. Galvin was elected vice president and treasurer of CMS Energy Corp. Galvin has served as vice president and treasurer of Consumers Energy, CMS Energy's principal subsidiary, since 1993.
Commissioner Linda K. Breathitt of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission appointed several advisers to her personal staff. Michael D. Alexander will serve as technical adviser on electric matters. Mary E. Benge will serve as legal adviser and handle hydroelectric matters and Christopher A. John will serve as technical adviser on natural gas and oil pipeline issues.
Barbara Sheen Todd, chairwoman of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioner, joined the board of the directors of the Committee for the National Institute for the Environment.
Joseph J. Kienle was named director of business development for CNG Transmission Corp. Kienle served as general manager of market center services for CNG since 1996.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission appointed Graham B. Wallis, Ph.D., to its Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. Wallis is currently consulting for Creare Inc.
Lawrence E. Sarjeant joined the U.S. Telephone Association as senior counsel to legal and regulatory affairs. Sarjeant previously worked as vice president of federal regulations at US West.