San Diego-based Sempra Energy has appointed former U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to its board of directors, the utility announced Tuesday.
Contreras-Sweet, 61, was a member of former President Barack Obama’s cabinet from 2014 until the end of his term. She also founded ProAmerica Bank, co-founded venture-capital firm Fortius Holdings, was Secretary of the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency under Gov. Gray Davis and chaired the finance committee of the California Independent System Operator, which manages the electrical grid..
“We are pleased that Maria Contreras-Sweet has joined our board,” Sempra Energy President and CEO Debra L. Reed said. “She has extensive experience working at a senior level in both the public and private sectors, while bringing a strong understanding of financial markets, infrastructure and global innovation.”
Contreras-Sweet became Sempra Energy’s 14th board member, company execuives said.
—City News Service
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