Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson has selected Daniel M. Adamson as deputy assistant secretary for utility technologies, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Adamson had served as special assistant, Office of the Secretary since 1994. Secretary Richardson has also filled the following senior level positions: David Goldwyn, counselor to the secretary; LeeAnn Inadomi, deputy chief of staff for administration and domestic policy; Rebecca Gaghen, deputy chief of staff for international policy; Calvin Humphrey, principal deputy assistant secretary, Office of Policy and International Affairs; Sarah Summerville, deputy director for small and disadvantaged business utilization, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity; Stu Nagurka, deputy director, Office of Public Affairs; and Isabell Watkins, senior adviser for scheduling and advance.
Karl Zobrist was chosen to serve as caretaker and interim president of the Midwest Independent System Operator. Zobrist is a partner in the law firm of Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin L.L.P. He previously held the position of chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission. As caretaker, Zobrist will perform certain administrative and start-up functions, and oversee the election of the Midwest ISO's first board of directors.