S&PGlobal Market Intelligence presents a weekly rundown of recent executivemanagement, board and regulatory changes in the energy industry. The moves arelisted by sector in reverse chronological order.
TerryTaylor has been appointed Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC's CFO on a permanent basis.Taylor held the position on an interim basis and has been the company's controllerand chief accounting officer since November 2011. Accordingly, Tonita Laprarie will now assume theoffice of controller and chief accounting officer. Elsewhere, Jeff Baudier joins as Cleco's chiefcorporate development officer.
SouthernCo. has elected eight directors to 's board. The directorselected were Stanley Connally Jr., Allan Bense, Deborah Calder, WilliamCramer Jr., Julian MacQueen, J. MortO'Sullivan III, Michael Rehwinkeland Winston Scott, according to a Form8-K filed July 1.
JavierFernandez has been appointed executive vice president and CFO of ,replacing Nancy Mitman, who isretiring. He willoversee capital and debt management, and budgeting for BPA's $4.3 billion totalbudget.
TerraFormPower Inc. appointed ThomasStudebaker COO and David Rawden interimchief accounting officer, effective July 7. Studebaker is a managing directorand Rawden a director at AlixPartners LLP, a Boston-based turnaround andrestructuring firm. TerraForm Power hired AlixPartners in February ahead of theApril 21 bankruptcy filing of parent SunEdison Inc.
QuestarCorp. CFO Kevin Hadlockis taking a leave ofabsence, effective immediately, for personal reasons. Questar VicePresident and Corporate Controller DavidCurtis will serve as acting CFO while Hadlock is on leave, according to aJuly 7 SEC filing. On closing of the pending Dominion Resources Inc./Questar , Hadlock intends to leave thecompany. Curtis will be corporate controller of the new company, according tothe release.
GeorgeRider retired as executive vice president, general counsel andsecretary at Tallgrass EnergyPartners LP and Tallgrass Energy GP LP, effective July 1. Christopher Jones has been appointedthe vice president, general counsel, and secretary of the partnership and thegeneral partner, according to a July 1 SEC filing.
Six members of Williams Cos. Inc.'s board, including the chairman,resigned after tryingto oust CEO Alan Armstrong. Chairman Francis MacInnis was joined inresigning by hedge fund activists EricMandelblatt and Keith Meister,as well as Laura Sugg, a formerConocoPhillips Co.executive; New Jersey utility giant Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. CEO Ralph Izzo; and Steven Nance, president of a private oil and gas company. MacInnis'resignation was attributed to "personal reasons" in the company'sannouncement.
Powder River Basin coal producer announced July6 the appointmentofformer Peabody EnergyCorp. Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Jeane Hull, as a new independentdirector to the company's board of directors, effective July 5. She will alsoserve as a member of the board's audit committee, the compensation committeeand the health, safety, environment and communities committee, according to thecompany release.