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Louisiana Utility Regulators Looking for New Agency Chief

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s state utility regulatory agency is searching for a new top administrator. The Louisiana Public Service Commission is seeking candidates to be its next executive secretary, after Eve Kahao Gonzalez retired from the position, which oversees the day-to-day operation..

Missouri Senator Confirmed to State Utility Board

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators have confirmed appointments of two of their Republican colleagues to serve on tax and utility commissions. Both Silvey and Kraus resigned from the Senate to take the jobs. ..

GOP Senator Appointed to Missouri Utility Regulation Board

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed fellow Republican Sen. Ryan Silvey to the state’s utility regulation board. Greitens announced Silvey’s appointment to the Public Service Commission Tuesday, the day before the start of the 2018 legislative session. The commission regulat..

December 2017 People in Business News

Core & Main Core & Main, one of the nation’s largest distributors of water, sewer, storm and fire protection products, appointed two new senior leadership team members. Tim Maynard is the new vice president of Corporate Development, responsible for pursuing and executing growth opportunities for C..

Con Edison of New York Names Cawley President

Con Edison Co. of New York, Inc., a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., has named Timothy P. Cawley president. Cawley replaces Craig Ivey, who retired after eight years as president of the company. “Tim is a proven leader in safety and reliability, with expertise in our operations and an unwav..

PPL Corporation Makes Leadership Changes

PPL Corporation today announced it is promoting Assistant Treasurer Tadd J. Henninger to the position of vice president and treasurer effective Jan. 1, 2018. In addition, the company announced that current vice president-Investor Relations and treasurer, Joseph P. Bergstein, Jr., will become vi..

Aqua America Chief Environmental Officer Appointed to Pennsylvania Lead Task Force

Aqua America’s Chief Environmental Officer Chris Crockett has been appointed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Lead Task Force Advisory Committee, established by the Joint State Government Commission, the primary non-partisan research and policy development agency for Pennsylvania’s General Asse..

Arup Names Hafiz West Coast Water Leader

Arup today announced that Sheba Hafiz, PE, has joined the firm as West Coast Water Leader, focused on client support for the firm’s growing portfolio of water projects west of the Rockies. Hafiz has 20 years of experience providing planning, program and project management, design, construction m..

Indiana Utility Commission Chairman to Retire in January

NDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The chairman of the Indiana commission that oversees utility companies is retiring after less than a year on the job. Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Monday that Jim Atterholt will retire on Jan. 12 as chairman of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Holcomb had appointed Atte..

Aqua America CEO Named Chairman of the Board

Aqua America Inc. has elected President and CEO Christopher H. Franklin chairman of the board, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Franklin became CEO in July 2015 and has served on the board of directors since October 2015. He succeeds Nicholas DeBenedictis, former CEO, who will continue to serve on the board..

FiberLight Appoints Dyman to Newly Established Chief Revenue Officer Role

FiberLight, LLC has named Marc Dyman Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Dyman will report to the company’s recently appointed CEO Don MacNeil, and brings to the position more than 25 years of experience driving growth and creating innovative solutions for technology and teleco..

Greeley and Hansen Names Coleman Managing Director of South Atlantic Operating Group

Greeley and Hansen today announced that Dan Coleman has joined the firm as Managing Director of the South Atlantic Operating Group. Coleman has over 30 years of broad technical engineering experience in managing and designing various water and wastewater collection, treatment, and distribution p..

Fiber Broadband Association Names New Chairman-Elect for 2018

The Fiber Broadband Association has elected Kevin Morgan, Chief Marketing Officer of Clearfield, Inc., to the position of Chairman-Elect for 2018. Morgan will serve one year as Chairman-Elect then transition to the position of Chairman of the Board in 2019. This position is critical for leading key ..

CPS Energy' COO Appointed Co-Chair of Puerto Rico's Transformation Advisory Council

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) announced today that CPS Energy’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Cris Eugster, has been appointed co-chair of the Transformation Advisory Council (TAC). The TAC, comprised of 11 executive leaders from the public power and investor owned utility sec..

New Jersey American Water Names Shroba Vice President of Operations

New Jersey American Water has announced that Thomas Shroba has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. Shroba is replacing Kevin Kirwan, who was recently promoted to Vice President of Operational Excellence for American Water. “Tom has the experience, determination and vision to lead our ope..

Hearing Postponed for Regulator Charged in Flint Water Crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A hearing has been postponed for a state employee charged in the Flint water scandal who was to return to court for a possible plea deal with the attorney general’s office. The Flint Journal reports that a notice from Genesee District Court says Tuesday’s hearing for Adam ..

Seaborn Networks Makes Leadership Changes

Seaborn Networks has added Wilson Otero and Kris Alexander to its board of advisors, and Chris Eldredge and Pete Hayes to the board of directors of Seabras Group, LLC. Seabras is the underlying owner of Seabras-1 between New York—São Paulo and is co-owned by Seaborn and Partners Group, a global pri..

INGAA Announces Leadership Changes

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) today announced the retirement of Terry Boss, senior vice president of environment, safety and operations, after a distinguished 33-year career in the pipeline industry, including 23 years with INGAA. Boss, who has led INGAA’s efforts on pip..

FERC Officially Has New Chairman

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today swore in Kevin J. McIntyre as chairman. McIntyre was nominated to the commission by President Donald J. Trump in August 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 2, 2017. Previously, McIntyre was the co-leader of the global Energy Practice a..

ACWA Elects New President

Members of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) today announced the election of Brent Hastey, chairman of the Yuba County Water District, to a two-year term as president of the statewide association. Steven LaMar, a director for Irvine Ranch Water District, was elected vice president...

New Commissioner Sworn in at FERC

On Nov. 29, 2017, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) swore in Richard Glick as Commissioner. Glick was nominated by President Donald J. Trump in August 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 2, 2017. Before to joining the commission, Glick was general counsel for the Democrats o..

INTREN Promotes Hughes to Regional Vice President

INTREN LLC has promoted Sean Hughes, the company’s ComEd Account Manager, to Regional Vice President, Central Region, and will be reporting directly to President Lance Rosenmayer, effective immediately. “Sean brings years of operating experience and a deep commitment to our customers to this role,”..

Idaho Commerce Department Director to Join Utility

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Department of Commerce Director Megan Ronk is stepping down to take a job with Idaho Power after nearly two years of leading the commerce department. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced Monday that the department’s chief operating officer, Bobbi-Jo Meuleman, will take ..

Aegion Announces Leadership Changes

Aegion Corporation today announced that, effective Nov. 18, 2017, David A. Martin has resigned his positions as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and David F. Morris has been appointed as the company’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Following more than 20 years of dedicated ser..

Avanti International Names New President, Director

Avanti International announced Frank Aguilar has been appointed President, and Angela Magill, widow of founder David Magill, has been elected Director, effective Nov. 8, 2017. In their new roles, Aguilar and Magill will work together to achieve strategic operational goals, utilize proper resource al..

Two American Water Executives Honored

American Water today announced that two of its executives were honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Chief Operating Officer Walter Lynch was named a Veteran of Influence, while Deborah Degillio, president of American Water’s market-based business, was among a group of honorees recognized as..

GridLiance Makes Leadership Changes, Moves Headquarters

GridLiance today announced that J. Calvin Crowder has been named President & CEO and Alison Zimlich has been named Chief Financial Officer. Crowder brings 25 years of electric utility industry experience to GridLiance, including expertise developing long-term transmission expansion, regulatory and ..

New York Accepting Nominations for Public Service Award

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that nominations are now being accepted for the Empire Star Public Service Award, a $5,000 professional development scholarship program for state employees. Nominations are being accepted for those who have distinguished themselves through their dedication..

EQT Appoints New Directors

EQT Corporation today announced it has has appointed Thomas F. Karam and Norman J. Szydlowski to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Karam has served as a senior executive and entrepreneur in the midstream energy sector for more than 25 years. He is the founder and Chairman of ..

Firm Opposes Subpoena in Bribery Case Against Ex-Regulator

PHOENIX (AP) – A water company whose owner is charged with bribing a former Arizona utility regulator is opposing a subpoena that orders the Corporation Commission to turn over records as part of the criminal case. Lawyers for Johnson Utilities say the records are related to its rate case before th..