New Opportunities: Pacific Gas and Electric Co. elected Bill Harper as vice president of strategic sourcing and operations support, effective Aug. 21. Harper previously was vice president and chief procurement officer for Toronto-based Rogers Commu- nications Inc.
Piedmont Natural Gas announced the hiring of Judy Z. Mayo to the position of deputy general counsel at Piedmont. Mayo will assume her new role at Piedmont effective Aug. 15. Before joining Piedmont, Mayo was the associate general counsel for Duke Energy and was corporate counsel for United Dominion Industries.