New Opportunities: The California Independent System Operator board of governors hired Yakout Mansour, a 30-year veteran of western grid operations, to be its president and CEO.
Marsha Johnson, Birmingham Division vice president at Alabama Power, was appointed vice president of diversity and chief diversity officer for Southern Co. Bryan Fletcher, Georgia Power's Northern Region distribution vice president, was appointed vice president of supply chain management at Southern Co. Pete Ivey, vice president of Georgia Power's administrative services, was appointed vice president in Southern Co.'s transmission organization.
Christopher M. Reitz has been named interim general counsel and corporate secretary by Richard C. Green, chairman and CEO of Aquila Inc. Reitz currently is assistant general counsel and assistant secretary for Aquila. He succeeds Leslie J. Parrette, Jr.
Retired Navy Admiral Frank L. (Skip) Bowman became the new president and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). Bowman succeeds Joe F. Colvin, who retired after nine years as NEI's top executive. Bowman ended his military career in December 2004 after 38 years in the Navy. At the time of his retirement, he was an admiral serving as director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.