Robert Foss has been named vice president of gas operations for Atlanta Gas Light Company. Foss most recently served as vice president of supply for Shell Energy.
American Electric Power has named Thomas J. Kalb to the new position of managing director, project finance-wholesale. Prior to joining AEP, Kalb was director of Energy Capital Group, a division of Enron North America.
Avista Advantage, an affiliate of Avista Corp., announced two executive changes. Gerry Crooks, one of the company's founders, will move to the newly created position of founder and chief strategic officer. Harry Stephens has been appointed to the position of president and CEO.
Carol M. Chinn has been appointed president and CEO of Georgia Transmission Corp. Chinn replaces Julian Brix, who last year announced his plans to retire. Currently, Chinn is vice president for system planning. Brix brought Chinn to the board in 1999 to head the system planning division.
Robert M. Flavin has been named to the new position of vice president of accounting and administration for CMS Marketing, Services, and Trading, the energy marketing unit of CMS Energy Corp. Previously, Flavin was senior vice president with Coast Energy Group. Additionally, William T. McCormick Jr., chairman and CEO for CMS Energy, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham to serve on the Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Board.