DPL Inc. named James V. Mahoney president of DPL Energy LLC. Mahoney has been with EarthFirst Technologies since 2001.
The board of directors of Piedmont Natural Gas elected Kim R. Cocklin senior vice president and general counsel. Cocklin's previous experience includes time as senior vice president at Williams Gas Pipeline and senior vice president and general counsel at Texas Gas Transmission Corp.
Robert Baker Jr. assumed the chairmanship of the Georgia Public Service Commission, a position he will hold for all of 2003. Baker has been with the commission since 1993.
Eric K. Yeaman was appointed the CFO, treasurer, and financial vice president of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. Yeaman is a former senior audit manager with Arthur Anderson LLP.
Westar Energy Inc. appointed Mark A. Ruelle as its executive vice president and CFO. Ruelle recently served in various executive positions at Sierra Pacific Resources.
Avista Corp. appointed Dr. Lura Powell to its board of directors, subject to a vote by company shareholders in May. Powell is senior vice president of Battelle Memorial Institute and director of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
The board of Puget Sound Energy elected Jennifer L. O'Connor vice president and general counsel. O'Connor comes to Puget Sound from Starbucks Corp., where she was interim general counsel.
New Jersey Resources Corp. elected J. Terry Strange, formerly of KPMG LLP, to its board of directors.
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