SOURCE: Cleco Corp.

January 29, 2007 12:00 ET

Cleco Corp. Names Wade A. Hoefling Senior Vice President, General Counsel

PINEVILLE, LA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 29, 2007 --Cleco Corp. (NYSE: CNL) has named Wade A. Hoefling senior vice president and general counsel.

The board of directors approved Hoefling's appointment at its Jan. 26 meeting. In addition to senior vice president and general counsel, Hoefling will serve as director of regulatory compliance. He also will oversee Cleco's ethics and compliance functions.

Hoefling, 51, comes to Cleco with more than 25 years of legal experience in the energy business. He most recently served as general counsel for Northeast Utilities Enterprises Inc., a subsidiary housing the energy marketing, merchant generation and energy services businesses of parent company Northeast Utilities.

Prior to that, he served as vice president and general counsel, energy trading at Reliant Resources, Inc. and as senior vice president and general counsel at Duke Energy Trading and Marketing, L.L.C.

Hoefling holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass. He is a member of the Texas Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association.

"We're pleased a person with Wade's knowledge and experience is joining Cleco. His expertise will serve us well during a time of growing regulatory demands," Cleco President and CEO Michael Madison said. "Cleco also has an abundance of opportunities ahead, and a person with Wade's background can offer us valuable insight."

Cleco Corp. is a regional energy services company headquartered in Pineville, La. It operates a regulated electric utility company that serves 268,000 customers across Louisiana. Cleco also operates a wholesale energy business that has approximately 1,350 megawatts of generating capacity. For more information about Cleco, visit

Contact Information

  • Investor Contacts:
    Cleco Corporation:
    Keith Crump
    (318) 484-7719

    Ryan Gunter
    (318) 484-7724

    Shareholder Services:
    Rodney Hamilton
    (318) 484-7593

    Analyst Inquiries:
    Dresner Companies
    Kristine Walczak
    (312) 780-7205

    Media Contact:
    Cleco Corporation
    Michael Burns
    (318) 484-7663