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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..

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..