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Happy Wendell Willkie's Birthday!

He’s the only utility CEO – or utility anything – that has run for president of the United States.
Author Bio: 

Steve Mitnick is President of Lines Up, Inc., Editor-in-Chief of Public Utilities Fortnightly, author of “Lines Down: How We Pay, Use, Value Grid Electricity Amid the Storm.”


From Meter Reader to CEO

Conversation with John Hargrove, retiring CEO of the Association of Energy Service Professionals
ICF's Senior Vice President of Market Development Mike Mernick sat down with John Hargrove to reflect on his career.
Author Bio: 

Mike Mernick is a Senior Vice President leading Market Development within ICF’s Commercial Energy Division. He has supported AESP extensively over the past two decades including serving on the Board of Directors for fourteen years and was past President of the AESP Northeast Chapter. He is a recipient of the prestigious BH Prasad Award, AESP’s top individual member honor.

John Hargrove is the CEO of the Association of Energy Service Professionals, a dynamic community of energy professionals dedicated to advancing the industry through professional development, networking and supporting a resilient, sustainable energy future. John is an often-invited industry speaker having spent the majority of his forty plus utility industry career years in a variety of progressively responsible management and executive roles in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. His experience includes design and management of utility programs, performance contracting sales and management, and non-profit industry trade association management and oversight.

Career Reflections

People (December 2012)

Tennessee Valley Authority named William D. Johnson president and CEO. Northeast Utilities appointed James W. Hunt as v.p. of regulatory affairs and community relations. Pepco Holdings Inc. promoted Donna J. Kinzel to v.p., treasurer and chief risk officer, Kevin M. McGowan to v.p., regulatory affairs, and O. Ray Bourland to v.p., public policy. And others...

Jim Alberts
Jim Hunt
Bill Johnson
Patsy Nanbu
Ronald Jibson

People (November 2012)

Westinghouse Electric names former Progress Energy Executive as president and CEO. FirstEnergy makes numerous executive changes and appointments; Pepco hires new general counsel; plus executive appointments and announcements at AEP, PPL, PG&E, ITC Holdings, Dominion, EPRI, SEIA, and others.

Danny Roderick
Mark Crosswhite
Greg Kiraly
Steve Rasmussen
J. Wayne Leonard

People (October 2012)

NU names new president and COO at Connecticut Light and Power; Jim Stanley leaves Duke to become NIPSCO CEO; plus executive changes at FirstEnergy, ConEdison, Southwest Power Pool, Duke-Progress Energy, EEI, and others.

Bill Herdegen, CL&P
Jim Stanley, NiSource
Anne Grealy, FirstEnergy
Ryan Rudominer, EEI
Armando Olivera, Fluor

People (September 2012)

James Rogers grabs CEO position at Duke-Progress; FirstEnergy promotes executives; JEA names Belechak CEO; ConEdison Solutions hires sales execs; Atlantic Power names new CFO; plus executive changes at Copano Energy, DTE, Entergy, and others.
James Pearson
Bennett Gaines
Mark Jones
Raymond Evans
Kevin Lubawski

People (August 2012)

El Paso Electric announced that Thomas V. Shockley was appointed the company’s permanent CEO. Hector R. Puente was promoted to senior v.p. and COO. Duke Energy named Clark Gillespy president of the company’s South Carolina service region. Gillespy replaces Catherine Heigel who became vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at American Transmission Co. Ameren promoted Richard J. Mark to chairman, president, and CEO of Ameren Illinois. And others...

Richard Mark, Ameren
Phyllis Currie, APPA
Catherine Heigel, ATC
Alfred Zollar, PSEG
Richard T. O’Brien, Xcel

People (July 2012)

Southern Company announced changes in the company’s management team. Great Plains Energy and Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) appointed Scott Heidtbrink as executive v.p. and COO of KCP&L and greater Missouri operations. NV Energy announced two senior leadership appointments. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) appointed Jesus Soto Jr. as senior v.p. of gas transmission, operations, engineering, and pipeline integrity. And others...