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.
* Southern Co. stockholders elected 15 members to the board of directors at its annual meeting held May 24. The directors elected are Juanita Powell Baranco; Jon Boscia; Henry Clark III; Chairman, President and CEO Thomas Fanning; David Grain; Veronica Hagen; Warren Hood Jr.; Linda Hudson; Donald James; John Johns; Dale Klein; William Smith Jr.; Steven Specker; Larry Thompson; and E. Jenner Wood III.
* NextEra Energy Inc. shareholders on May 18 elected 12 to the company's board of directors, each to serve a one-year term. They are Sherry Barrat, James Camaren, Kenneth Dunn, Naren Gursahaney, Kirk Hachigian, Toni Jennings, Amy Lane, President and CEO James Robo, Rudy Schupp, John Skolds, William Swanson and Hansel Tookes.
* GridLiance Holdco on May 24 announced the appointment of Kevin Donnelly as its vice president of corporate development. In his new position, Donnelly will be responsible for GridLiance's corporate development efforts, including assessing expansion and acquisition opportunities.
* At its May 17 annual meeting, Pinnacle West Capital Corp. shareholders elected 11 nominees to the board of directors: Donald Brandt, Denis Cortese, Richard Fox, Michael Gallagher, Roy Herberger Jr., Dale Klein, Humberto Lopez, Kathryn Munro, Bruce Nordstrom, Paula Sims and David Wagener.
* IDACORP Inc. shareholders elected 11 members to the board of directors at the May 18 annual shareholders meeting. The directors elected are Darrel Anderson, Thomas Carlile, Richard Dahl, Annette Elg, Ronald Jibson, Judith Johansen, Dennis Johnson, J. LaMont Keen, Christine King, Richard Navarro and Robert Tinstman. Anderson is president and CEO of IDACORP and utility subsidiary Idaho Power Co.
* WBI Holdings Inc. President and CEO Martin Fritz resigned from the company, effective May 23. The company provided Fritz with a severance payment of $500,000, according to a May 24 filing. Fritz was appointed to the position in July 2015 by MDU Resources Group Inc.
* Edison International and Southern California Edison Co. have named Michael Camuñez as the newest addition to the companies' boards, effective June 15. Camuñez is president and CEO of ManattJones Global Strategies LLC and is currently a director of the Pacific Council on International Policy and the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. He also previously was an assistant secretary for market access and compliance at the U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as special counsel to President Barack Obama in the Office of the White House Counsel and special assistant to the president.
* Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc announced its industrial steam generation group will shift from the power segment to the industrial segment, effective July 1. Leslie Kass has been appointed senior vice president to head the industrial segment, effective immediately. She most recently served as the vice president of retrofits and continuous emissions monitoring for B&W's power segment.
* Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc. said May 22 that its managing director, Susan Nickey, was elected as a board member of the American Wind Energy Association. Nickey previously served as CFO at Acciona Energy North America and founded and served as CEO of Threshold Power.
* CMS Energy Corp. and its subsidiary Consumers Energy Co. on May 22 promoted employees to senior executive positions, effective July 1. Brandon Hofmeister will succeed David Mengebier as senior vice president of governmental, regulatory and public affairs. Mengebier plans to stay at the company to ensure a smooth transition until his retirement, serving as its senior policy adviser until Nov. 1. The company also appointed Lauren Youngdahl Snyder as vice president of customer experience. She is currently serving the company as the executive director of customer experience and marketing strategy.
* First Solar Inc. shareholders elected 11 members to the board of directors: Michael Ahearn, Sharon Allen, Richard Chapman, George Hambro, Craig Kennedy, James Nolan, William Post, J. Thomas Presby, Paul Stebbins, Michael Sweeney and Mark Widmar.
* Chugach Electric Association Inc. members elected six directors at the company's annual membership meeting May 18. Chugach's members re-elected Stuart Parks for a four-year term expiring in 2021 and Harry Crawford to a three-year term expiring in 2020. The sitting board elected Janet Reiser to the position of chair, Bettina Chastain to vice chair, Sisi Cooper to treasurer and Jim Henderson to secretary.
* MGE Energy Inc. shareholders elected Londa Dewey, Regina Millner and Thomas Stolper to the board of directors at the annual meeting held on May 16.
* Xcel Energy Inc. shareholders on May 17 voted to elect 12 candidates to the board of directors. The directors elected are Gail Boudreaux, Richard Davis, President and CEO Ben Fowke, Richard O'Brien, Christopher Policinski, James Prokopanko, Patricia Sampson, James Sheppard, David Westerlund, Kim Williams, Timothy Wolf and Daniel Yohannes.
* PNM Resources Inc. shareholders elected eight nominees to the board of directors at the company's May 16 annual meeting. The directors elected to serve one-year terms on the board are Norman Becker, Patricia Collawn, Renae Conley, Alan Fohrer, Sidney Gutierrez, Maureen Mullarkey, Donald Schwanz and Bruce Wilkinson.
* Dynegy Inc. shareholders appointed eight directors to its board during the company's annual meeting. They were President and CEO Robert Flexon, Pat Wood III, Hilary Ackermann, Paul Barbas, Richard Lee Kuersteiner, Tyler Reeder, Jeffrey Stein and John Sult.
* Georgia Power Co. shareholders elected 11 board directors during the company's annual meeting. The elected board directors were W. Paul Bowers, Kessel Stelling Jr., Mark Burns, Jimmy Tallent, Shantella Cooper, Charles Tarbutton, Lawrence Gellerstedt III, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Stephen Green, Clyde Tuggle and Douglas Hertz.
* Southwestern Electric Power Co. on May 18 said it appointed Thomas Brice as vice president of regulatory and finance, effective May 20. Among his new responsibilities, he will also serve as the primary interface with SWEPCO's parent company, American Electric Power Co. Inc., for finance and regulatory activities.
* Pepco Holdings LLC appointed David Vosvick as vice president of human resources. The appointee will serve as vice president of Pepco subsidiaries Atlantic City Electric Co., Delmarva Power & Light Co., as well as Pepco. Vosvick most recently served Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. as vice president of human resources, according to a May 18 release.
* Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. appointed Denise Galambos as vice president of human resources, according to a May 18 release. Galambos previously worked as associate general counsel for labor and employment at the Exelon Corp. subsidiary. She replaces David Vosvick, who is continuing with Exelon as vice president of human resources of Pepco Holdings LLC, Atlantic City Electric Co. and Delmarva Power & Light Co.
* Southern Co. subsidiary Alabama Power Co. Eastern Division Vice President Julia Segars said she will retire from the company, effective July 1. Segars currently serves as the vice chair of the Calhoun County Economic Development Council and chair of the Longleaf Botanical Gardens Advisory Board.
* The Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. N.V. board of directors on May 18 approved the retirement of Philip Asherman as president and CEO, effective July 1. Patrick Mullen will succeed him on the same day.
* PPL Corp. shareholders elected nine members to the company's board of directors at the annual meeting held May 17. The directors elected are Rodney Adkins, John Conway, Steven Elliott, Raja Rajamannar, Craig Rogerson, William Spence, Natica von Althann, Keith Williamson and Armando Zagalo de Lima. Spence is PPL's chairman, president and CEO.
* Vistra Energy Corp. appointed Brian Ferraioli to the company's board, effective immediately, to fill the role left by Michael Liebelson, who resigned Feb. 1. Ferraioli will serve as a class II director of the board until 2018 and will also take over as chair of the audit committee of the board, effective May 19. He was previously executive vice president and CFO of KBR Inc. During the company's annual meeting, shareholders also elected Gavin Baiera and Curtis Morgan as class I directors who will serve for a three-year term.
* Western Gas Partners LP and Western Gas Equity Partners LP named Jaime Casas as the CFO, treasurer and senior vice president of both partnerships, effective immediately, replacing Benjamin Fink, who was promoted to president and CEO. Western Gas Partners and Western Gas Equity Partners are master limited partnerships of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
* Williams Cos. Inc. appointed Stephen Bergstrom as the chairman of its board of directors, effective immediately. Bergstrom is succeeding Kathleen Cooper, who will become chair of the board's nominating and governance committee. Bergstrom has been a board member since August 2016 and previously served as president and CEO of American Midstream Partners LP.
* Ten directors were elected to one-year terms on the board of Westmoreland Coal Co. The directors are Terry Bachynski, Robert Flexon, Gail Hamilton, Michael Hutchinson, Craig Mackus, Jan Packwood, Kevin Paprzycki, Robert Scharp, Jeffrey Stein and Robert Tinstman.