Frank Ferazzi has been appointed senior vice president of the Williams’ Atlantic-Gulf operations with the retirement of Rory Miller. Ferazzi, a 36-year veteran of Williams, has been vice president and general manager in the Atlantic-Gulf area since 2012, which includes oversight of Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line, Transco.
Kleinschmidt Associates reported that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Tom Russo of Russo on Energy, LLC to strengthen its natural gas and oil infrastructure and environmental services offerings. The company said Russo, who spent more than 30 years as a manager and energy analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), will complement Kleinschmidt’s natural gas energy expertise in reducing permitting schedules and associated costs while addressing the permitting, engineering and biology associated with mitigation for natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids pipelines, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) clients. Russo will work with Kleinschmidt Senior Vice President Scott Ault and Senior Project Manager Kelly Schaeffer on all oil and natural gas services projects. Currently, Russo and Kleinschmidt are conducting training on the company's Pipeline Waterbody Risk Assessment tool and FERC's hydroelectric project relicensing in Houston and Washington, DC, respectively.