New Opportunities: FPL Group Inc. announced that Toni Jennings was elected to the company’s board of directors. Jennings is the former lieutenant governor of Florida, the first woman to have held that office. Jennings completed her term as lieutenant governor in early January. Prior to serving in that role, she was a Florida state senator for 20 consecutive years after serving two terms as a member of the Florida House of Representatives.
Sierra Pacific Resources announced that Michael W. Yackira was elected president and COO and a member of the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Yackira, who had served as the company’s CFO since December 2003, is succeeded in that role by William D. Rogers who, also effective immediately, was named senior vice president, CFO, and treasurer. Rogers has been the company’s treasurer since June 2005. Brian J. Kennedy, former president and CEO of Reno-based mining company Meridian Gold Inc., was elected to the company’s board of directors, also effective immediately. Kennedy served as president and CEO of Meridian Gold, a mining company, from 1996 until his retirement in 2006.