New Opportunities: Exelon named Kathleen Barrón vice president of federal regulatory affairs and policy. Barrón joins Exelon from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), where she served most recently as deputy general counsel.
American Electric Power (AEP) promoted A. Wade Smith to president and COO for AEP Texas. Smith was v.p.-transmission engineering and project services for AEP Transmission. AEP promoted Gregory G. Pauley to president and CEO of Kentucky Power from director-public policy for AEP.
El Paso Electric promoted Mary E. Kipp to serve as senior v.p., general counsel and chief compliance officer. Kipp had served as v.p. of legal and chief compliance officer.
Chesapeake Utilities promoted Elaine B. Bittner to v.p. of strategic development, and she retains the position as v.p. of natural gas pipeline subsidiary, Eastern Shore Natural Gas. Also promoted is Jeffrey R. Tietbohl to v.p. from assistant v.p. of Chesapeake Utilities. Williams appointed Lou Hayden as director of federal legislative affairs. He was with the American Petroleum Institute.
New Jersey Resources (NJR) promoted Stan Kosierowski to serve as v.p. of clean energy ventures and president of NJR home services, the company’s unregulated appliances services and solar leasing business.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) named Robert Baltzar to the new position of v.p. of energy efficiency and demand response. He was director of conservation resources for Seattle City Light.