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Nuclear Energy Industry Transitions

Progress Energy has announced several organizational changes:
• Bob Bazemore, currently vice president of capital planning, will become vice president of a new combined department—regulated fuels and capital planning.
• Joel Kamya, currently vice president of technical services and construction, will lead a realigned department as vice president of plant construction.
• Paula Sims, currently vice president of regulated fuels, will become vice president of fossil generation. She replaces Jack Keenan, who has announced his departure from the company. The change is effective Jan. 9.

Southern Co. has named Leonard Haynes executive vice president of supply technologies, renewables and demand-side planning in the company’s generation business unit. Haynes has been with Southern Co. since 1977, most recently as chief marketing officer.

In the process of integrating Duke Energy and Cinergy, the companies have announced more than 50 executive-level appointments, effective when the merger is complete next year. The three presidents of the utility companies that will be part of the new Duke Energy will be:
• Ellen Ruff, group vice president of planning and external relations for Duke Power, will be president of Duke Power, the Carolinas utility business.
• Kay Pashos, president of PSI Energy, will continue in that role.
• Sandra Meyer, group vice president of customer service, sales and marketing for Duke Power, will be president of Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co. (CG&E) and its subsidiary, Union Light Heat and Power (ULH&P). Gregory Ficke, current president of CG&E and ULH&P, will leave the company after a one-year transition period.

In addition, the following appointments will directly affect the company’s nuclear operations:
• H. Brew Barron Jr., group vice president of nuclear generation and chief nuclear officer for Duke Energy, will continue in that role.
• Robert (Josh) Birmingham, general manager of human resources services for Duke Power, will continue in that role.
• Roberta Bowman, group vice president of external relations for Duke Energy, will lead sustainability and public interest.
• Julie Dill, vice president of investor and shareholder relations for Duke Energy, will lead investor relations and corporate communications.
• James Gainer, vice president of regulatory and legislative strategy for Cinergy’s regulated business unit, will lead federal energy policy.
• Marc Manly, executive vice president and chief legal officer for Cinergy, will lead the office of general counsel.
• Beverly Marshall, vice president of federal government affairs for Duke Energy, will continue in that role.
• Cathy Roche, vice president of corporate communications for Duke Energy, will lead continue in that role.
• John Stowell, vice president of federal legislative affairs, environmental strategy and sustainability for Cinergy’s regulated business unit, will be responsible for environment, health and safety leadership.

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FirstEnergy Corp. has announced several management changes:
• Toby Banks has transitioned from vice president of sales and marketing to vice president of business development.
• Lynn Cavalier, formerly vice president of human resources, has been promoted to senior vice president.
• Thomas Clark, formerly regional president of FirstEnergy subsidiary Ohio Edison, has been promoted to vice president of customer service for FirstEnergy.
• Michael Dowling has been named vice president of governmental affairs. His previous position was vice president of supply chain and chief procurement officer.
• Douglas Elliott has been appointed to the newly created position of president of Pennsylvania operations, overseeing the FirstEnergy operating companies in that state—Metropolitan Edison, Pennsylvania Electric and Pennsylvania Power. Elliott previously served as senior vice president of customer service and service area development.
• David Luff, formerly vice president of governmental affairs, has been promoted to senior vice president.
• James Murray has been appointed to the newly created position of president of Ohio Operations, overseeing FirstEnergy’s utility operating companies in that state—Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. and Toledo Edison. Murray previously served as regional president of Toledo Edison.
• Trent Smith, previously on special assignment managing FirstEnergy’s distribution business initiative, has been promoted to regional president of Toledo Edison.
• Steven Strah has been named regional president of Ohio Edison. He previously served as president of the northern region for Jersey Central Power & Light, a FirstEnergy subsidiary.
• Bradford Tobin has moved from vice president of business development to vice president of supply chain and chief procurement officer.
• Arthur Yuan has been named vice president of sales and marketing. He previously served as vice president and chief operating officer for FirstEnergy Facilities Services Group LLC.

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