New Opportunities: American Electric Power’s board of directors elected Nicholas K. Akins CEO. Akins, who will retain the position of president, succeeds Michael G. Morris who retires as CEO. Akins was also elected to AEP’s board of directors.
Dynegy appointed Catherine B. Callaway executive v.p. and general counsel. Callaway will serve on Dynegy’s executive management team and report to Robert C. Flexon. Since August 2011, Callaway served as general counsel for NRG Gulf Coast and Reliant Energy.
Iberdrola USA appointed Carl Taylor as v.p., customer service and Jeff Ballard as v.p., operations technologies and business transformation. Most recently, Taylor was the v.p. of business transformation at Iberdrola, and before that was president and CEO of Iberdrola subsidiary The Energy Network Inc. Most recently, Ballard led the Iberdrola USA IT organization as v.p. of information technology.