0512 Executive Digest.People 1

Timothy A. Dehring, senior vice president of transmission and engineering for Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO), a NiSource company, has been elected as the new chairman of Midwest Energy Association’s (MEA) board of directors.
 
Dehring is responsible for NIPSCO’s electric transmission business, as well as gas and electric engineering for the Merrillville, Ind.-based company’s transmission and distribution functions.
 
“I am honored to lead the association, and I look forward to working closely with the board and membership to better serve our industry,” Dehring said. “MEA focuses on providing education, training and information resources from successful business practices for the benefit of the entire energy delivery industry.”
 
The board has identified the areas of employee safety, leadership development, work force development through community college partnerships, regulatory compliance and streamlining the exchange of operating information and knowledge among regionally located member companies as strategic opportunities to invest resources for increased member value. These five areas align with many challenges energy delivery companies face and are connected with the mission of MEA to be partners in operational excellence.
 
2012-2013 Officers

MEA Chair
Timothy A. Dehring
Senior Vice President, Transmission & Engineering
NIPSCO, a NiSource company
 
MEA First Vice Chair
Rick W. Legleitner
Manager, Employee Development & Skilling
Consumers Energy

MEA Second Vice Chair
John M. Yogerst
Assistant Vice President, Gas Operations
Madison Gas & Electric Co.
 
MEA Treasurer
Dennis M. Klumb Jr.
President and CEO
KS Energy Services LLC
 
MEA Secretary
Patrick Van Beek
President
MEA

MEA Past Chair
Stephen L. Pella
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Black Hills Corp.

MEA Executive Committee Delegate
Stephen R. Colyer
Director, Gas Operations and Services
Ameren Illinois Co.

MEA Executive Committee Delegate
Vincent G. Dow
Vice President, Distribution Operations
DTE Energy
 
2012-2013 MEA Board of Directors

Barry “Joe” J. Bentley, Indianapolis Power & Light Co.
 
Thomas “Tom” W. Coleman III, Elster Perfection

James M. Conway, ComEd, an Exelon company

Bradley O. Dixon, Kansas Gas Service, a division of ONEOK Inc.
 
Mohamad “Mo” I. Doghman, Omaha Public Power District

Janet R. Fox, Consolidated Edison Co. of New York

Annette Gardiner, New Mexico Gas Co.
 
Gary L. Gibson, City Utilities of Springfield, Mo.
 
William P. Herdegen III, Kansas City Power & Light
 
William L. Kaphing Jr., Xcel Energy
 
J. Scott Kleppe, Sensit Technologies

Luke A. Litteken, CenterPoint Energy

Anthony R. McCain, Nicor Gas, an AGL Resources company

Thomas S. Menken, GE Energy/Dresser Inc.

Vernon J. Peterson, Wisconsin Public Service Corp.
 
Eric “Rick” J. Schach, Vectren Corp.
 
Bobbi L. Schroeppel, NorthWestern Energy
 
Jay W. Skabo, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.

Michelle K. Trapp, Michels Corp.
 
Robert C. Whitefoot, We Energies

Michael W. Winterfeld, SourceGasLLC

Thomas C. Ziegenfuss, EN Engineering
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0512 Executive Digest.People 1

Timothy A. Dehring, senior vice president of transmission and engineering for Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO), a NiSource company, has been elected as the new chairman of Midwest Energy Association’s (MEA) board of directors.
 
Dehring is responsible for NIPSCO’s electric transmission business, as well as gas and electric engineering for the Merrillville, Ind.-based company’s transmission and distribution functions.
 
“I am honored to lead the association, and I look forward to working closely with the board and membership to better serve our industry,” Dehring said. “MEA focuses on providing education, training and information resources from successful business practices for the benefit of the entire energy delivery industry.”
 
The board has identified the areas of employee safety, leadership development, work force development through community college partnerships, regulatory compliance and streamlining the exchange of operating information and knowledge among regionally located member companies as strategic opportunities to invest resources for increased member value. These five areas align with many challenges energy delivery companies face and are connected with the mission of MEA to be partners in operational excellence.
 
2012-2013 Officers

MEA Chair
Timothy A. Dehring
Senior Vice President, Transmission & Engineering
NIPSCO, a NiSource company
 
MEA First Vice Chair
Rick W. Legleitner
Manager, Employee Development & Skilling
Consumers Energy

MEA Second Vice Chair
John M. Yogerst
Assistant Vice President, Gas Operations
Madison Gas & Electric Co.
 
MEA Treasurer
Dennis M. Klumb Jr.
President and CEO
KS Energy Services LLC
 
MEA Secretary
Patrick Van Beek
President
MEA

MEA Past Chair
Stephen L. Pella
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Black Hills Corp.

MEA Executive Committee Delegate
Stephen R. Colyer
Director, Gas Operations and Services
Ameren Illinois Co.

MEA Executive Committee Delegate
Vincent G. Dow
Vice President, Distribution Operations
DTE Energy
 
2012-2013 MEA Board of Directors

Barry “Joe” J. Bentley, Indianapolis Power & Light Co.
 
Thomas “Tom” W. Coleman III, Elster Perfection

James M. Conway, ComEd, an Exelon company

Bradley O. Dixon, Kansas Gas Service, a division of ONEOK Inc.
 
Mohamad “Mo” I. Doghman, Omaha Public Power District

Janet R. Fox, Consolidated Edison Co. of New York

Annette Gardiner, New Mexico Gas Co.
 
Gary L. Gibson, City Utilities of Springfield, Mo.
 
William P. Herdegen III, Kansas City Power & Light
 
William L. Kaphing Jr., Xcel Energy
 
J. Scott Kleppe, Sensit Technologies

Luke A. Litteken, CenterPoint Energy

Anthony R. McCain, Nicor Gas, an AGL Resources company

Thomas S. Menken, GE Energy/Dresser Inc.

Vernon J. Peterson, Wisconsin Public Service Corp.
 
Eric “Rick” J. Schach, Vectren Corp.
 
Bobbi L. Schroeppel, NorthWestern Energy
 
Jay W. Skabo, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.

Michelle K. Trapp, Michels Corp.
 
Robert C. Whitefoot, We Energies

Michael W. Winterfeld, SourceGasLLC

Thomas C. Ziegenfuss, EN Engineering