The latest job change announcements in the electric and clean tech sectors.

The Smart Electric Power Alliance named Sheri Givens as its president and CEO, replacing Julia Hamm who previously announced her intention to leave the organization. Givens currently serves as VP of U.S. policy and regulatory strategy at National Grid. Her professional experience includes over 20 years in legal, regulatory, legislative, and external affairs. Prior to joining National Grid, she consulted on utility consumer education and regulatory policy issues in energy markets nationwide. She is a former Governor-appointed Texas utility consumer advocate and served on the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates’ Executive Committee. She has also served on the boards of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), Texas Reliability Entity, Northeast Clean Energy Council, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, and Association of Women in Energy. Earlier in her career she was an attorney for the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Texas Workforce Commission, and Texas Legislature.

Southern Company announced changes within its finance department, effective Nov. 1 when current SVP of finance and treasurer Robin Boren takes on the role of president of Southern Power Co. Matt Kim will be named SVP of finance. In this role, Kim will be responsible for Financial Planning & Analysis, Business Development, Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Trust Finance, and Finance Systems. Currently, Kim serves as VP and controller of Southern Company Gas, with responsibility for accounting for all Southern Company Gas utilities. Scott Gammill will become VP of investor relations and treasurer. In addition to his current duties leading investor relations, where he oversees the company’s communications and relationships with the investment community, Gammill will also take responsibility for all treasury functions. Kim and Gammill will both report to EVP and CFO Dan Tucker. Dekia Scott will be promoted to the role of VP of trust finance, reporting to Kim. She will continue to lead the Trust Finance Team, where she serves as chief investment officer for the Southern Company Pension Plan.

American Electric Power named Juliet Majtenyi as VP of project solutions, generation. She replaces Frank Pifer, who will retire after more than 35 years with the company. Majtenyi is currently the director of generation transformation and joined AEP in 2006. She received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from The Ohio State University and her MBA from Kent State University.

Renewable energy provifer Ørsted announced a new organizational structure that brings together its land-based and offshore wind energy businesses as the Americas region led by EVP and CEO David Hardy. He currently serves as CEO of Ørsted Offshore North America and joined the company in 2020. Hardy has nearly three decades of leadership experience, including time in the U.S. Navy and in executive roles at GE, Vestas and Senvion.

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