New Opportunities: Arizona Public Service named Daniel Froetscher vice president of energy delivery. A 28-year company veteran, he replaces Jan Bennett, senior vice president of energy delivery, who is retiring.
Southwest Gas Corp. hired Don Soderberg as vice president of external affairs. He is the former chairman of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission.
Chesapeake Utilities Corp. named Michael P. McMasters as executive vice president and COO. He was CFO since 1997 and senior vice president since 2004. Beth W. Cooper, Chesapeake’s vice president, treasurer and corporate secretary, succeeds him as senior vice president and CFO.
American Gas Association (AGA) elected Thomas E. Skains chairman. Skains is chairman, president and CEO of Piedmont Natural Gas. AGA appointed Laura Sheehan vice president of marketing and communications. Peabody Energy named John C. Hull director of sales and Western transportation for its COALSALES subsidiary from director of sales and marketing. He succeeds Michael R. Rayphole who retired.
Northeast Utilities Foundation elected Patricia McCullough president and executive director. She continues to serve as a director in NU’s enterprise planning group.