New Opportunities: Kathleen Chagnon, formerly senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group, joined Saul Ewing LLP as a partner in its business department. Prior to joining Constellation, Chagnon served as vice president, corporate general counsel of The St. Paul Cos. Inc.
Sierra Pacific Resources announced that Donald D. Snyder, former president and board member of Boyd Gaming Corp., was elected to its board of directors. Snyder, 58, retired from Boyd Gaming in March 2005. He had served as the casino company’s president since January 1997.
Avista Corp. named Linda M. Jones director of corporate communications. Jones replaces Patrick Lynch, who was recently promoted as director of energy solutions for Avista. Jones joins Avista from Grant County PUD in Ephrata, Wash., where she served in a variety of positions during her 15-year career.
Allegheny Energy Inc. named Loyd (Aldie) Warnock vice president, external affairs. Warnock previously served as senior vice president, governmental and regulatory affairs, for Mirant Corp.