New Opportunities: El Paso Electric (EPE) selected David W. Stevens as CEO, succeeding J. Frank Bates, who served as interim president and CEO. Stevens was president and CEO of Cascade Natural Gas Corp. and Bates remains at EPE as president and COO.
DPL Inc. promoted Frederick J. Boyle to senior vice president, CFO and treasurer of DPL and its principal subsidiary, The Dayton Power and Light Co. He replaces John J. Gillen who accepted a position with a private firm.
Great Plains Energy named Todd Kobayashi v.p., strategy and risk management.
Consumers Energy promoted Richard J. Ford to vice president of energy delivery, succeeding retired Paul N. Preketes.
Black Hills Corp. promoted Jeff Berzina to vice president of finance, prompted by the acquisition of Aquila.
Northeast Utilities named James A. Muntz president, transmission from senior v.p., transmission.