FERC Chairman James J. Hoecker has named Susan G Pollonais ashis advisor on gas and oil issues, replacing Patricia W. Jagtiani,who has accepted a position with the Natural Gas SupplyAssociation. Pollonais has served as a public utility specialist inthe Office of Pipeline Regulations Division of Litigation since1997. From 1993 to 1997 she was a gas regulatory consultant andproject manager for Northern States Power.

AmerenEnergy announced it has hired Baxter Gillette as vicepresident of risk management. Gillette comes to AmerenEnergy fromPricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston, where he concentrated on energyrisk management program design, implementation and strategies.

Fuel cell technology company Energy Partners LC of West PalmBeach, FL, appointed George Joy president and CEO. Joy joins EnergyPartners after a career with the U.S. Department of Commerce,AlliedSignal Inc., and UOP Inc. He was most recently the chair forthe Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles) Task Force at theCommerce Department.

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