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S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a weekly rundown of recent executive management, board and regulatory changes in the energy industry. The moves are listed by sector in reverse chronological order.


* Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. on Aug. 7 said Karen Cleeve has been named vice president, corporate communications, effective Aug. 9. She will report to Derek DiRisio, president, PSEG Services Corporation Cleeve joins PSEG from Conduent Inc., where she served as head of communications and citizenship. Prior to Conduent, Cleeve was vice president, communications at NRG Energy Inc.

* Tacoma Public Utilities Director and CEO Bill Gaines on Aug. 7 said he plans to retire from his post in December. Gaines has served in his current position for the past 10 years.

* Wayne Reschke, senior vice president of Alliant Energy Corp., Interstate Power & Light Co. and Wisconsin Power and Light Co., on Aug. 7 notified the companies' chairs that he will retire from his position, effective Dec. 31.

* Tampa Electric Co.'s board of directors elected company president Gordon Gillette as a new board member, effective immediately. Tampa Electric is a subsidiary of Emera Inc.

* Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy Corp., on Aug. 8 said LeeRoy Wells Jr., executive director of electric systems operations and maintenance, will be named vice president of operations support, effective Aug. 16. Wells joined Consumers Energy in 2006.

* Enphase Energy Inc. President and CEO Paul Nahi resigned effective Aug. 8, a little more than a month after the energy management company warned that a low stock price had left it at risk of being delisted from the Nasdaq exchange. Steve Gomo, lead independent director of Enphase's board, said the board is vetting CEO candidates from inside and outside the company and aims to name Nahi's successor by Aug. 31. In the meantime, the company's board created an Office of the CEO, consisting of CFO Bert Garcia and COO Badri Kothandaraman.

* Duke Energy Corp. on Aug. 10 named Barbara Higgins as senior vice president and chief customer officer. In this newly created position, Higgins will be responsible for designing end-to-end strategies for measurement, valuation and enhancing the customer experience for residential, business and commercial customers.

* Melanie Taylor has been named vice president of customer service for Entergy Arkansas Inc. Taylor has been serving as the interim VP of customer service since June.

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* Atmos Energy Corp. on Aug. 7 said it appointed Karen Hartsfield as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective immediately. Hartsfield will also serve on the company's management committee. Hartsfield, currently a senior attorney, joined Atmos Energy in 2015 after having served in private practice for 19 years.

* MPLX LP Executive Vice President and General Counsel C. Corwin Bromley elected to retire from the company, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Suzanne Gagle, vice president and general counsel of Marathon Petroleum Corp., will be appointed vice president and general counsel of MPLX, effective Oct. 1. She will continue to serve at Marathon Petroleum. Bromley joined MPLX at the time of its merger with MarkWest Energy Partners LP.

* David Cecil has been named Southwestern Energy Co.'s executive vice president of corporate development. Cecil served as managing director and head of the North American E&P group for Lazard prior to his appointment in Southwestern Energy.


* Wyatt Hogan, head of Natural Resource Partners LP's general partner, announced his resignation Aug. 8. Craig Nunez, who served as CFO and treasurer of NRP's general partner since January 2015, will assume the role of president and COO in Hogan's place, effective Aug. 8. Christopher Zolas, who was previously the chief accounting officer of the general partner, will assume Nunez's old titles. Hogan will continue to be employed by Quintana Minerals Corp., a company controlled by NRP Chairman and CEO Corbin Robertson Jr. As part of an agreement with Quintana, Hogan will continue to provide transition services to NRP for up to two years.

* Wescoal Holdings Ltd. said Aug. 7 that it named Izak Van Der Walt as CFO and executive director, effective Sept. 1, replacing Bothwell Mazarura, who steps down effective Aug. 31. Mazarura was named CFO and executive director of Anglo American Plc unit Kumba Iron Ore Ltd. July 6.


* Dan Brouillette has been sworn in as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, the agency said in an Aug. 8 news release. Brouillette most recently served as senior vice president and head of public policy for USAA Insurance Group and was a vice president at Ford Motor Co., where he managed the automaker's domestic policy teams. Brouillette also has experience within the federal government and Congress, having served as chief of staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He was also assistant secretary of energy for congressional and intergovernmental affairs under former President George W. Bush.