Southwest Power Pool Promotes Pair (Movers & Shakers)

Russell Quattlebaum and Jim Gunnell Southwest Power Pool
Russell Quattlebaum and Jim Gunnell
Southwest Power Pool
Brett McDanielConway Corp.
Brett McDaniel
Conway Corp.
Melanie Richardson, Alex Trulove and Scott GeurinBrown Engineers
Melanie Richardson, Alex Trulove and Scott Geurin
Brown Engineers
Adam J. WarrenfellsNatco Communications
Adam J. Warrenfells
Natco Communications

Russell Quattlebaum has been promoted to director of the project management office and customer services at Southwest Power Pool in Little Rock, and Jim Gunnell has been promoted to director of performance and process optimization in SPP’s IT organization.

Quattlebaum joined SPP eight years ago in human resources and transferred to the role of customer relations manager nearly six years ago. He will continue to manage the customer relations department and add responsibility for directing the customer training department and the project management office.

Gunnell, formerly director of stakeholder services, had led SPP’s companywide process-improvement efforts since 2016.

Brett McDaniel has been promoted to manager of engineering and planning at Conway Corp. McDaniel was hired as a water systems engineer in 2005 and was promoted to water systems senior engineer in 2008, the role he held until his recent promotion to manager.

Melanie Richardson, Alex Trulove and Scott Geurin were recently made principals at Brown Engineers of Little Rock. They join Dee Brown, Bruce Brown and Nick McNeill in ownership of the mechanical, electrical and automation consulting firm, founded in 2006.

Adam J. Warrenfells has joined Natco Communications Inc. in Flippin as a computer services representative. Originally from Niceville, Florida, Warrenfells brings nine years of experience to the position, having previously worked locally as an IT manager and provided customer internet technical support for Mediacom Communications in Navarre, Florida.

Gerardo Galdamez, a project manager for energy efficiency at Entergy Arkansas of Little Rock, recently received the Advanced Energy Rising Star Award at the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association’s annual meeting.

Since 2011, Galdamez has overseen seven of Entergy’s 15 Entergy Solutions programs, and he is also responsible for coordinating the overall evaluation, measurement and verification efforts for the energy efficiency program.

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