New Opportunities: Southern Company named Ronnie Labrato vice president, internal auditing, following the announced retirement of Jackie Collins, who has led the company’s internal auditing function since 2001. Labrato assumes the new post April 1. Also on April 1, all of human resources is combined under Marsha Johnson, senior vice president of human resources and chief diversity officer.
FirstEnergy’s board of directors elected Gary R. Leidich executive vice president and president of FirstEnergy Generation, and Richard R. Grigg executive vice president and president of FirstEnergy Utilities. The promotions were effective March 2, 2008. Also effective the same day: Mark T. Clark is executive vice president, strategic planning and operations; Leila L. Vespoli is executive vice president and general counsel; Thomas C. Navin is vice president, investment management; Dennis J. Fuster is vice president, project construction; and John E. Paganie is vice president, energy efficiency.