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Duke Energy Power Services (DEPS) named David L. Rehn president and chief executive officer. Rehn first joined Duke Power's design engineering department in 1975. As an engineering project manager in the mid-1980s, he was instrumental in the development of the Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station. He replaces Paula Rosput, who departed to become president and COO of Atlanta Gas Light Co.

Bay State Gas Co. directors elected Jeffrey W. Yundt president, effective immediately. He will also continue to serve as executive vice president and COO for Energy Services at NIPSCO Industries of Merrillville, ID, as well as maintain responsibility for corporate gas supply and regulated energy assets at NIPSCO. On May 27, Bay State shareholders approved a merger with NIPSCO Industries, which is expected to close in late 1998. Roger A. Young, formerly chairman and co-CEO at Bay State, becomes chairman and CEO for the company. Yundt replaces Joel L. Singer, former president and co-CEO of Bay State, who announced his resignation Sept. 18.

PG&ampE Energy Trading-Gas Corp. announced the appointment of Michael E. Flinn to the post of executive vice president and COO with responsibility for the company's gas and power trading operations. He will report to PG&ampE Energy Trading President and CEO, Lyn Maddox. Flinn joins PG&ampE Energy trading from Dynegy Inc. where his most recent position was senior vice president, risk management, product development, strategic planning and retail pricing. Prior to joining Dynegy in 1992, Flinn held posts at Enron Capital &amp Trade, LLC and Transco Energy Co. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Houston.

Western Resources announced the retirement of Steven L. Kitchen, executive vice president and chief financial officer effective at the end of the month. Kitchen joined the company in 1964 and has had a variety of roles in the company's finance and accounting divisions culminating in his current position. In moves related to Kitchen's retirement, effective Oct. 1, William B. Moore, vice president electric distribution, will serve as acting executive vice president and chief financial officer. Moore also will continue to serve as chairman of the board of KGE through the end of the year. Annette Beck, director of customer service operations, will serve as president of KGE in addition to her current duties. Rita A. Sharpe, president, Westar Energy, will assume Moore's responsibilities as head of shared services.

Houston Industries Trading and Transportation Group (HITTG) announced the appointment of Karen D. Wheatley as director of eastern origination for NorAm Energy Services, the company's wholesale energy marketing division. Reporting to Vice President of Energy Origination Dan Tipton, Wheatley will primarily be responsible for expanding NES' long-term gas marketing business in the eastern United States. Prior to joining NES, she was employed by Dynegy Marketing and Trade as director of asset management. Wheatley brings more than 15 years of experience in wholesale and retail energy to NES.

Washington Gas Light Co. directors elected Frederic M. Kline chief financial officer and Beverly J. Burke vice president and assistant general counsel effective Oct. 1. Kline joined Washington Gas in 1978 after working for Arthur Andersen. Burke joined the office of general counsel in 1992 after several years working as an attorney for the District of Columbia.

Cascade Natural Gas Corp. announced the retirement of Ralph E. Boyd, president and chief operating officer. Boyd will retire at the end of this month after thirty-three years with the company. Boyd began his career with Cascade in 1965 after serving with the United States Marine Corps and graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1969 he was promoted to Chief Engineer, in 1988 he became Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer, and in 1995 he was named President and Chief Operating Officer.

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