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Downing Joins Black & Veatch as Water Technology Group Innovation Leader

Black & Veatch today announced it has added Leon Downing as a principal process and innovation leader in the global construction, engineering and consulting company’s Water Technology Group. As an expert in resource recovery design and modeling, Downing will provide technology leadership and client..

New Administrator Chosen for Louisiana Utility Commission

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s state utility regulatory agency has a new top administrator, chosen from within the agency’s ranks. The Louisiana Public Service Commission chose Brandon Frey to be its executive secretary, a position that oversees the day-to-day operations of the agency. Frey h..

NASSCO Names Joy Executive Director

After an extensive, nationwide search, the Executive Board of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) today announced the appointment of Sheila Joy as Executive Director, effective April 2, 2018. Joy will report to NASSCO’s Board of Directors and lead NASSCO in its ongoing missi..

Underground Construction Business: People

Brierley Associates Jim Williams, P.E., joined Brierley Associates’ Trenchless Services sector, which provides assistance to the energy industry and other market sectors using HDD and trenchless technologies in the Texas region. He has more than 24 years of experience in underground engineering and..

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Names Williams to Board

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) has appointed Harold Williams to serve on the district’s board of directors. Williams joins Gloria Gray representing the West Basin Municipal Water District on the 38-member Metropolitan board. He succeeds Donald Dear, who served..

Shuler Named PLCA's President of Associate Members

The Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) today announced it has named Jared Shuler President of Associate Members. A PLCA member for the last nine years, Shuler, who previously served as the association’s senior vice president of pipeline contract services, will serve in his new role for a term..

Retired Con Edison President Elected to Ameren's Board

Ameren Corporation today announced that Craig S. Ivey, retired president of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison), has been elected to the Ameren board of directors, effective March 9, 2018. Ivey served as president of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. f..

Governor Taps Ex-Prosecutor to Lead South Carolina Utility

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s governor has chosen a former top prosecutor to lead the board of state-owned utility Santee Cooper. Gov. Henry McMaster announced Wednesday he has picked former state Attorney General Charlie Condon to fulfill the rest of former chairman Leighton Lord’s ..

Connecticut Water Names New President and CEO

The board of directors of Connecticut Water Service Inc. (CTWS) today announced that David C. Benoit has been named president and CEO of the company effective immediately. Benoit has served as interim president and CEO since Sept. 28, 2017. Richard Knowlton will continue as president of the company’..

Global Water Resources Names Lenderking Director of Water Resources

Global Water Resources, Inc. today announced it has appointed Jake Lenderking as director of Water Resources. “Jake’s senior leadership experience on water resource management throughout Arizona makes him a great addition to Global Water,” said Global Water Resources President and CEO, Ron Fleming...

Frontier Communications Names Curtis Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Frontier Communications Corporation today announced that Rob Curtis has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Curtis will report to John Maduri, Executive Vice President of Consumer Sales, Marketing and Product. “Rob brings a data-driven approach, founded in marke..

Adams to Retire as President and CEO of PECO

Denis O’Brien, senior executive vice president of Exelon Corporation and CEO of Exelon Utilities, and the PECO Board of Directors, today announced that Craig Adams will retire as President and CEO of PECO, effective March 30, 2018. Adams will be succeeded by Mike Innocenzo, currently PECO Senior Vic..

Broadband Visionary Named Inaugural Recipient of CENIC’s Christine Haska Distinguished Service Award

CENIC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing education and research across California by providing the world-class network essential for innovation, collaboration, and economic growth, today announced David Lassner, President of the University of Hawaii (UH), will receive the inaugural Chr..

FirstEnergy Announces Senior Management Changes

FirstEnergy Corp. today announced management changes designed to support its transition to a fully-regulated utility company. They include: James F. Pearson, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer, named executive vice president, Finance Steven E. Strah, currently sen..

Hydro One Names Meneley Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Development Officer

Hydro One Limited today announced the appointment of Patrick Meneley as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Corporate Development Officer, effective March 1, 2018.  In his new role, he will be responsible for leading strategy, innovation and mergers and acquisitions. Meneley most recently ..

Krause Appointed to EPCOR's Board of Directors

EPCOR Utilities Inc. today announced the appointment of Alan Krause to its Board of Directors. Krause served as President, Global of MWH Global until his retirement in November 2017. During his tenure with the company, he served in many different executive positions, including Chairman and Chief Ex..

Colorado’s Top Oil, Gas Regulator Joining Energy Consultancy

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s top oil and gas regulator is stepping down to take a job with an energy consulting company. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said Tuesday Director Matt Lepore is resigning on March 4 after more than five years in the job. He’ll become legal counsel and strategic adv..

NSF International Appoints Purkiss Vice President of Global Water Division

NSF International has appointed Dave Purkiss to the position of Vice President, Global Water Division. In his new role, Purkiss will oversee NSF International’s global water programs, including certification programs that help ensure the quality and safety of products used in municipal water treatm..

American Water Appoints Two New Independent Members to Board of Directors

American Water Works Company, Inc. today announced that Jeffrey N. Edwards and Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Ret.), have been appointed as independent members of the company’s board of directors effective March 1, 2018. “We are honored to have both of these experienced and talented individual..

Navigant Elects Yingling to Board of Directors

Navigant today announced Jeffrey Yingling, a prominent financial executive and long-time investment banker, has been elected to the company’s board of directors, effective Feb. 12, 2018. “We are pleased to welcome Jeff Yingling to our board of directors,” said Julie Howard, chairman and CEO of Navi..

OGE Energy Names Stafford Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

OGE Energy Corp. today announced that it has named Sarah Stafford controller and chief accounting officer effective March 1, 2018. Stafford will follow Scott Forbes, who announced he will step away from his role as the company’s principal accounting officer effective Feb. 28, 2018. Forbes, who plans..

Trump to Nominate Memphis Attorney to Federal Utility Board

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to nominate Memphis attorney John L. Ryder to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s board. A news release from the White House says Ryder would serve a term expiring in May of 2020 if he’s confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Ryder previously..

$32K Fine for Ex-Utilities Commissioner Lobbying Colleagues

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s campaign watchdog announced Monday that it is fining a former public utilities commissioner $32,500 for failing to disclose that she was lobbying her former colleagues on behalf of ride-hailing and water companies. The Fair Political Practices Commission annou..

Mueller Water Products Names New Chairman of the Board

Mueller Water Products, Inc. today announced it has elected Mark J. O’Brien as non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors following the retirement of Executive Chairman Gregory E. Hyland. In January 2017, Hyland stepped down from his role as President and CEO and simultaneously assumed the ro..

Greeley and Hansen Appoints Two New Principals

Greeley and Hansen, a leading global civil and environmental engineering, architectural, and management consulting firm, has named Joseph Dinkel and Michael J. Hope as principals. Dinkel is the Manager of the firm’s Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Instrumentation & Control (MEPIC)..

PPL Corporation Names Wood to Board of Directors

PPL Corporation today announced that Phoebe A. Wood, currently the principal of investment firm CompaniesWood and an executive with three decades of international, financial and operational management experience, will join the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. “We are very please..

Edwards Elected to INTREN’s Board of Directors

INTREN, LLC has appointed former Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) Commissioner Sherina Maye Edwards to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Appointed to a 5-year term in 2013, Edwards was the youngest commissioner ever to be selected for the ICC. Since her appointment, she has..

Nestegard Elected to ALLETE’s Board of Directors

Susan K. Nestegard, a member of the board of directors for Hormel Foods, has been elected to the ALLETE Inc. board of directors. Besides nine years of service on the Hormel Foods board, Nestegard most recently served as executive vice president and president of Global Healthcare, and chief technica..

Finisar Names New CEO

Finisar Corporation, a global technology leader for subsystems and components for fiber optic communications, announced the retirement of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jerry Rawls, and the appointment of Michael Hurlston as Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 11, 2018.  Hurlston will also..

Berkshire Hathaway Utility Unit Shuffles Top Executives

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway is shuffling the executives in charge of its utility unit after promoting Greg Abel to oversee all of Berkshire’s non-insurance businesses. Abel’s promotion to vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway was announced Wednesday. Following that move, Berkshire promoted ..