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NV Energy corporate headquarters as seen on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)

NV Energy has promoted company executive Doug Cannon to take over the role of president from current CEO Paul Caudill.

The company promoted Cannon, 42, to the position of president on Feb. 5, but didn’t announce the change publicly at the time. He had previously held several top roles at the utility, including senior vice president and general counsel before being promoted last month.

Caudill became CEO of the company in 2014, taking over for former CEO Michael Yackira and has served as the utility’s president since December 2013.

“Doug has been a member of the NV Energy senior leadership team since 2013 and is well-positioned to lead the day to day operations of the company,” Caudill said in an emailed statement on Wednesday. “In his role as president, he will continue building on our commitment to deliver low-cost energy, expand our renewable portfolio and maintain industry-leading reliability.”

According to his company biography page, Cannon left private law practice to work for the Berkshire Hathaway Energy-owned PacifiCorp Energy in Utah, and was the lead attorney for the company’s acquisition of NV Energy in 2013.

Cannon obtained a bachelor’s degree in environmental geoscience from Weber State University, master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Colorado and a juris doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law.

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