American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE): The council has named retired vice admiral and ACORE advisory board member Dennis V. McGinn (near left) as its president. Dan Reicher, (far left) formerly assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy at the Department of Energy, and currently director of Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, has become chairman of the board.
America’s Natural Gas Alliance: ANGA has named Jed Bhuta as director of legislative affairs. He previously worked as legislative director for U.S. representative Heath Shuler (D-NC).
Bard Holding Inc. and Algae Bioenergy Solutions: The two companies have appointed Richard Wilson as CEO of their algae production joint venture, BARD-ABS. Wilson is CEO and founder of The Wilson Group and was a CNN journalist from 1986 to 2005.
EcoRooms & EcoSuites: The listing service for environmental hotels announced that Peter Goren, president of the American Green Lodging and Hospitality Association, will join its board of advisors.
CarboNZero: The greenhouse gas certification business, until recently a unit of the New Zealand government, has appointed Graham Carter as its chief executive. He joins from Axia Software Corporation.
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO): The association hired Sarah Thornton as director of biofuels and biomass policy and Miguel Suazo as manager of policy within the Industrial & Environmental section.
Sustainable Furnishings Council: The council appointed four new board members. Mitchell Gold, Peggy Burns, Kathryn Fernholtz and Mary Jane Grigsby will replace Margaret Casey, Gat Caperton, Cristina Loth and David Mahood.
Halcyon Group: The Singapore-based investment holding company appointed Howard Shaw as its senior vice president of corporate social responsibility. Shaw is the former executive director of the Singapore Environment Council.