New Opportunities: Sempra Energy said J. William Ichord joined the company as vice president of government relations. He will direct local, state, and federal governmental affairs. Previously, Ichord was managing director of global affairs and international counsel of the American Chemistry Council.
DPL Inc. appointed Frank F. Gallaher to the boards of directors of DPL and The Dayton Power and Light Co. Gallaher’s career spanned more than 30 years with Entergy Corp. Since retiring from Entergy in 2003, Mr. Gallaher has been consulting with a variety of clients throughout the electric utility industry.
The board of directors of NiSource Inc. elected Deborah S. Coleman, executive vice president and COO of the National Urban League, to the NiSource board of directors. Before joining the National Urban League, Coleman spent more than 20 years with Ford Motor Co. in various corporate positions. She will serve on the following committees: Environmental Health & Safety; Corporate Governance; and Nomination & Compensation.