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Joseph W. Sutton has been promoted to vice chairman of Enron. Sutton will join Enron's office of the chairman, which includes Chairman and CEO Kenneth L. Lay and President and COO Jeffrey K. Skilling. Sutton, previously chairman and CEO of Enron's international business unit, will help oversee the day-to-day operations of Enron's business units.

In related moves, Enron announced that Rebecca P. Mark, currently chairman and CEO of Azurix and formerly vice chairman of Enron, has been elected to Enron's board of directors. Mark will focus on leading Azurix, a global water company in which Enron holds a substantial interest. Also, Ken Harrison, formerly vice chairman of Enron, will focus on his joint responsibilities as chairman and CEO of Portland General Electric, Enron's electric utility subsidiary, and as non-executive chairman of Enron's communications business. Harrison will continue to serve on the Enron board.

Brian E. O'Neill, president and CEO of Williams gas pipeline unit, intends to retire Jan. 1, 2000. Cuba Wadlington Jr. has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of the gas pipeline unit. He will become president and chief executive officer when O'Neill retires. Previously, Wadlington was senior vice president and general manager of Williams Gas Pipeline - Transco. A successor to Wadlington is expected to be announced soon. He joined Williams in 1979 as director of regulatory affairs for Williams Gas Pipeline - West.

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