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Centrex users group annual meeting marks leadership change.

Sharon Dolly, Hershey Chocolate USA, is the new president of the National Centrex Users Group. She replaces Lowell Kessler, Detroit Edison, who has been NCUG's leader for the past several years.

I was honored to kick off the blue-print for a centrex user group under the umbrella of ICA. Dick Jenifer, CNA Insurance, launched the boat, starting the NCUG organization seven years ago. Kessler gave it its course.

"Now it's Sharon's turn to drive the boat," Lowell says. He will be developing a user group for Ameritech Cellular in Michigan. "It's about where NCUG was years ago," he says. But he promises to be active in NCUG with "more than a consulting role."

Deb Siegle, of Centex, remains as vice president for manufacturing and operating companies. Rae Peppler, Menasha Corp., is chief financial officer and assumes responsibilities for membership. Paul Vaught, State of Louisiana, is retiring after doing a fine job as newsletter editor. A replacement is being sought.

If you are interested in membership or just more information on NCUG, contact Rae Peppler, Corporate Telecomm Manager, at PO Box 367, Neenah, Wl 54957-0367 or call 414-751-1244. They also are looking for volunteers to work on several committees.

The group's scholarship award this year goes to Melanie MacKenzie, who will complete a dual major in telecommunications and engineering arts at Michigan State University this fall.

The Excellence Award went to Bob Nikklos, with Michigan Bell Telephone's marketing administration. He was nominated for the work he has done with Wayne State University.

Entelec names officers

Rounding up another super annual meeting with 3,500 attendees and 202 exhibitors, the 65th annual Energy Telecommunications and Electrical Association (Entelec) took care of business in New Orleans.

Entelec's new officers for 1993 will include: president, Kenneth D. Hall, Union Oil, Los Angeles; first vice president, Benny Martin, Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co., Shreveport, La.; second vice president, Joseph E. Fielding, Chevron Information Technology Co., San Ramon, Calif; secretary-treasurer, Berne Life, Unocal, Lafayette, La.

Elected to serve terms on the Board of Directors were: Donald E. Carlson, Minnesota Power Co., Duluth, Minn.; Arnold D. Domanus, Jr., Northern Illinois Gas Co., Aurora, Ill.; Thomas L. Frobase, Buckeye Pipe Line Co., Emmaus, Pa.; Rick D. Garner, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; William C. Heath, Mobil Pipe Line Co., Dallas; and Curtis Riddick, Exxon Computing Service Co., Houston.

Entelec's next annual conference will be held in San Antonio March 6-9.

James Brammell, of the Ashland Service Co., Ashland, Ky., received the Award of Merit for his dedicated service to the Entelec organization.

Utah TCA gets rolling

Previously known as the Utah Telecomm Managers Association, the 11th TCA chapter has elected officers.

They are President Geoff Williams, Iomega Corp.; VP Programs Jan Fales, ZCMI; VP Membership Kathy North, University of Utah; VP Education Jerry Sutterlee, Weber State University; Secretary Bea Marsden, LDS Church; and Treasurer Ellen Schunk, Utah State University.

Also assuming office are PR Director Deann Nielson, Intermountain Health Care; Regulatory Affairs Director Wayne Voorheis, Brigham Young University; and Corporate Director Ferrell Mallory, Brigham Young.

Around the circuit

Robert E. Allen, chairman and CEO of AT&T, will provide the keynote address at the Tele-Communications Association's 31st annual conference in San Diego. The address will be presented during the opening ceremonies on Monday, September 20. Robert Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, will give the closing session keynote address on Friday, September 24. It is entitled "LANS: the 20 years since Ethernet and the next 20 years."
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Title Annotation:National Centrex Users Group
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Date:Jun 1, 1993
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