New Opportunities: Duke Energy named Ginny Mackin senior v.p. and chief communications officer. She was executive v.p. and director at Wells Fargo.
Pacific Gas and Electric appointed Steve Malnight as v.p. of integrated demand side management within the utility’s customer care organization. He was v.p., renewable energy.
Entergy promoted Michele Lopiccolo to v.p., planning and financial communications from v.p., investor relations. She’s succeeded by Paula Waters, formerly director, investor relations. Barrett Green and Mike Twomey join Entergy’s wholesale commodities business, with Green named v.p., finance and risk and Twomey named v.p. external affairs-wholesale. Green was v.p., chief risk officer-designate for Enexus Energy, and Twomey was v.p., utility strategy. Kimberly Despeaux was named senior v.p., federal policy, regulatory and governmental affairs and was v.p. and associate general counsel-federal regulation and policy.
The California ISO appointed Steve Berberich to the new role and title of v.p. and COO, from v.p., technology and corporate services. Nancy Saracino assumed the new role and title of v.p., general counsel and chief administrative officer. She continues responsibilities for ISO legal, corporate secretary, internal audit and corporate compliance functions. Peter Ristanovic is hired as v.p. of technology. Jim Detmers, formerly v.p., operations, retired in July.
Puget Sound Energy named Kimberly J. Harris president, reporting to CEO Steve Reynolds, in anticipation of adding CEO to her title upon his retirement in 2011.