New Opportunities: Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) announced the election of Ralph Izzo as president and COO of the company and also as a member of the board of directors. The action positions Izzo to become CEO upon the retirement of E. James Ferland, planned for March 31, 2007. The board also elected Ralph LaRossa to succeed Izzo as president and COO of PSEG’s utility business, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. LaRossa has been PSE&G’s vice president-electric delivery.
WGL Holdings Inc., and its subsidiary, Washington Gas Light Co., announced the election of two new corporate officers. Douglas Staebler was named vice president of engineering and construction, and Lauren Foley was elected vice president of consumer services. Staebler succeeds Thomas Bonner, currently vice president of engineering and construction, who is retiring effective Nov. 1. Staebler joined Washington Gas in 2005. Foley joined Washington Gas in 2002. She will succeed Jim White, currently vice president of consumer services. White left the company on Oct. 13. His retirement becomes effective in February 2007.