New Opportunities: Aquila Inc. announced that Norma F. Dunn has been named senior vice president, corporate communications. Prior to joining Aquila, Dunn worked 17 years in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility for El Paso Corp.
Andrew W. Patterson, formerly senior vice president of corporate development at American Electric Power (AEP), has rejoined Mercer Management Consulting as a director in the firm's utilities consulting practice. He is based in Atlanta.
William S. Cooper III, a a partner at Hunton & Williams LLP in Washington, D.C., has been named executive director of the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG).
James von Riesemann has been named director of investor relations at FPL Group. Von Riesemann joins FPL Group from Lazard Freres & Co. LLC of New York, N.Y., where he held the position of vice president, power & utilities investment banking.