NRG Energy, the Princeton, N.J.-based power producer with $8.8 billion in 2010 revenue, named Chad Plotkin vice president of investor relations. He replaces Nahla Azmy, who is leaving to become managing director of investor relations at Energy Capital Partners. Plotkin, 36, joined NRG in 2007 as vice president of strategy and business development, a position in which he was responsible for NRG’s acquisition and integration of Energy Plus Holdings. Earlier, he served in a similar position for satellite communications company SES Americom.
Peabody Energy, the $6.8 billion St. Louis coal company, appointed Amy Schwetz vice president of investor relations. She succeeds Christina Morrow, who moved to a position in operations analytics earlier this year. Schwetz most recently served as Peabody’s vice president of financial and capital planning. She joined the company as director of compliance and accounting policies in 2005 from Ernst & Young, where she was a senior audit manager.