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From the April 3, 2014 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published April 3, 2014

The board of directors of Santee Cooper in Moncks Corner, S.C., named Judge J. Michael Baxley of the South Carolina Fourth Circuit as the utility’s senior vice president and general counsel, effective July 1. He will replace James E. Brogdon, who retires June 30. Baxley was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1986, where he served for 12 years. In 1998, he returned to private law practice at Driggers & Baxley in Hartsville, S.C., before he was elected resident judge to the Fourth Circuit in 2000.

Paul Pallas, former superintendent of the Rockville Centre Municipal Electric System in New York, has been named village administrator for the village of Greenport, N.Y. He succeeds David Abatelli, who announced his retirement in December after working in the position for more than 20 years. Pallas is also president of the New York Association of Public Power.

APPA new hires

Meena Dayak

Meena Dayak joins APPA as the vice president of integrated media and communications. Dayak will oversee all of the association’s communications, including its newsletters, Public Power Daily and Public Power Weekly; the Public Power magazine; graphic design; media relations; and the APPA website and library. Before coming to APPA on March 24, Dayak had worked for the National Council for Behavioral Health in Washington, D.C., since 2005, first as director, and most recently as vice president of marketing and communications. She possesses a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Bangalore University in India and a master’s degree in communications from the American University in Washington, D.C.

Lee Krinzman joins APPA as education manager. Krinzman will work on the development of APPA’s education institutes and additional training opportunities for APPA members, and will serve as a staff liaison to the APPA Customer Accounting and Services and Key Accounts committees. He previously worked for the American Gastroenterological Association in Bethesda, Md. He holds a bachelor’s degree in tourism and events management from the George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

Sara Krautbauer joins APPA as education and meetings assistant. Krautbauer is a Minnesota native whose love for traveling, language and photography took her to Kenya, South Africa and Australia to provide project management and volunteer coordination support to various nonprofit organizations for two years prior to moving to the Washington, D.C., area. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.

Kalonji Guillory joins APPA as desktop support technician. Prior to APPA, Guillory spent a year with AmeriCorps as a program coordinator at Playworks in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., with a bachelor’s degree in communication arts. He also completed a yearlong I.T. apprenticeship with Urban Education.



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