Hydro developer AMP promotes five, announces one retirement

American Municipal Power (AMP) has promoted five people and announced one retirement.

Pam Sullivan has been named executive vice president of power supply and generation and Jolene Thompson has been named executive vice president of member services and external affairs.

In addition, Michael Beirne was promoted to vice president of external affairs, Michael Migliore is now vice president of power supply and marketing, and Michelle Palmer is vice president of technical services.

John W. Bentine, Esq., senior vice president and general counsel, will retire from full-time work with AMP effective January 2017.

Sullivan will provide oversight to power supply and marketing services, generation operations and transmission. This includes leading the company’s energy trading floor, commodity procurement, power supply planning, transmission planning, regional transmission organization affairs, generation development, and energy marketing, as well as marketing AMP’s power supply projects and programs to its 132 member communities.

She joined AMP in 2003 and has been a key player in the development of the generation projects currently under way at AMP. These include 88-MW Cannelton, 75.9-MW Smithland and 44-MW Willow Island, which began generating power in January.

Thompson will provide oversight to government relations, technical services, environmental affairs, business operations, human resources and member programs. This includes leading the organization’s environmental, safety and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance activities, legislative and regulatory affairs, human resources and talent management, media and public relations, energy efficiency and sustainability, training, engineering services, facilities oversight and business development.

She joined AMP in 1990 and has advocated with state and federal policymakers on behalf of AMP and its members, as well as leading the environmental permitting and public relations teams that worked on generation projects under development by AMP.

Bentine has served as general counsel since 1981 and joined AMP full time in 2012.

AMP provides wholesale power and services for 132 member municipal electric systems in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Maryland and Delaware.

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Elizabeth Ingram is content director for the Hydro Review website and HYDROVISION International. She has more than 17 years of experience with the hydroelectric power industry. Follow her on Twitter @ElizabethIngra4 .

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