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From the February 11, 2013 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published February 11, 2013

Walter W. Haase

Walter W. Haase, a member of APPA’s board of directors and general manager of the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority in Fort Defiance, Ariz., has been named CEO of the Year by Electric Light & Power magazine in its small utility division. The honor was open to North American electric utilities with fewer than 400,000 customers. He accepted the award in San Diego, Calif., during the publication’s fourth annual Executive Conference and Exhibition. A feature article on Haase is scheduled to appear in the magazine’s next issue, scheduled to be published on Feb. 15.

Gary Miller

Gary Miller 
has been named general manager of Bryan Texas Utilities after serving as interim general manager since July 2012. Previously, he was manager of the utility’s production, qualified scheduling entity and power marketing divisions. He has also worked for investor-owned utilities and electric cooperatives, and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

The board of directors of Santee Cooper, in Moncks Corner, S.C., promoted three officers:Ben Fleming, Jr. to senior vice president of power delivery; Laura G. Varn to vice president of human resources management; andElizabeth Warner to vice president, legal services and corporate secretary.


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