New Opportunities: AGL Resources announced the reorganization of its six-state territory into two divisions—the Mid-Atlantic Operations (Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia) and Southern Operations (Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee). One division will be overseen by Hank Linginfelter, who will become senior vice president, Mid-Atlantic Operations, and the other by Suzanne Sitherwood, who was named senior vice president, Southern Operations. Eric Martinez, formerly senior vice president at AGL Resources division, Pivotal Energy Development, will report to Linginfelter and will become vice president and general manager of Elizabethtown Gas. Charles Rawson, formerly managing director, wholesale services, at Atlanta Gas Light, will report to Sitherwood as vice president and general manager, City Gas of Florida.
Briggs L. Tobin was named GE's senior counsel for transactions. He succeeds Pamela Daley, who became GE vice president for corporate business development
Shuffle Board: The Board of Directors of CH Energy Group Inc. appointed Joseph J. DeVirgilio Jr. to the position of executive vice president of corporate services and administration, effective Jan. 1, 2005. DeVirgilio, who will hold the same duties and title within wholly owned subsidiary Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., had previously served as senior vice president of CH Energy Group since February 2003, and has had responsibility for corporate services within the utility since 1998.
Karla Hall has been named vice president of the DTE Energy Foundation by the foundation's board of directors. Hall has been secretary and a director of the foundation since joining Detroit Edison in 1997 as administrator of corporate contributions. She is currently manager of corporate contributions & community involvement for DTE Energy.
New Jersey Resources appointed Kathleen T. Ellis senior vice president of corporate affairs. Since 2002, Ellis has served as director of communications for Gov. James E. McGreevey.
Retired: Progress Energy today announced that William S. (Skip) Orser, group president of Energy Supply, would retire on March 1, 2005. Orser has served in that position since 2000.
Cambridge Energy Research Associates announced that its president, Joseph Stanislaw, would retire from CERA to pursue private interests.
The Empire District Electric Co. today announced that Mr. Melvin F. (Nick) Chubb Jr. would retire from its board of directors on April 28, 2005. Kenneth R. Allen has been nominated to fill the board vacancy left by Mr. Chubb's retirement and will stand for election at the company's April 28, 2005, annual meeting of shareholders. Allen is vice president and treasurer of Texas Industries Inc.
Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HEI) announced that Peter C. Lewis, vice president, administration and corporate secretary, will retire from HEI on April 26, 2005. Patricia Uyehara Wong will succeed Lewis but will be appointed vice president, HEI, effective Jan. 1, 2005.
Awarded: Scientific American magazine named Calpine Corp. Chairman, CEO, and President Peter Cartwright as Business Leader of the Year within the "Scientific American 50"-recognizing outstanding acts of leadership in science and technology from the past year.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) selected Kateri Sparks, manager, system operations, in its transmission business unit, as its Woman Leader of the Year for 2004. The award recognizes demonstrated leadership and positive examples in the workplace.