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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 ..

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..