New Opportunities: Southern Nuclear Operating Co. announced that its board of directors elected Joseph (Buzz) Miller as senior vice president of nuclear development. Miller is currently the vice president of government relations for Southern Co.
NRG Energy Inc. appointed William Hantke and Paul Hobby to the company’s board of directors. Hantke will serve on the board’s Audit and Nuclear Oversight Committees, and Hobby will serve on the Commercial Operations Oversight and Nuclear Oversight Committees. Both Hantke and Hobby served as directors of Texas Genco LLC, the Houston-based company NRG acquired in February. NRG also named Curtis A. Morgan executive vice president and regional president of the company’s Northeast Region. Morgan replaces Scott Davido, who left NRG to become CFO of Calpine Corp. Morgan joins NRG from Mirant, where he served as executive vice president and COO.
Doran Schwartz, 36, assistant vice president of special projects at MDU Resources Group Inc., was promoted to vice president and chief accounting officer. Prior to joining MDU Resources in September 2005, Schwartz was the director for the Membership Rewards Controllership Group of American Express in Phoenix.