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Nuclear Energy Industry Transitions

Cameco Corp.'s newest board member is John Clappison. Clappison recently retired as the managing partner of the Toronto office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

PPL Corp. Vice President James Seif is resigning to serve as campaign manager for Bill Scranton, a Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate. Seif had been vice president of PPL for nearly five years.

In addition, PPL Corp. has named Matt Simmons vice president and controller, effective, Jan 30. Simmons currently is vice president of finance and controller at Duke Energy Americas. PPL also announced appointments to two newly created positions, effective immediately: Russell Clelland, formerly director of finance, is now assistant treasurer, while Mark Woods has transitioned from director of financial accounting and reporting to assistant controller.

Duke Power has named Ronald Jones senior vice president of nuclear operations. Jones formerly was vice president of Oconee Nuclear Station. Bruce Hamilton will fill that position.

FirstEnergy Corp. has named Bennett Gaines vice president and chief information officer, effective Jan. 31. Gaines joins FirstEnergy from Cinergy Corp., where he was vice president and chief information officer.

The Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) has promoted Charles Moriarty to chief financial officer and vice president of corporate services–financial. Moriarty has been with OPPD since August 1967. In addition, OPPD has elected officers to its 2006 Board of Directors. Del Weber is chairman, Fred Ulrich is vice chairman, John Green is treasurer and N.P. Dodge Jr. is secretary.

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