Sempra — parent company of SDG&E — on Tuesday also announced other executive appointments, mostly effective Jan. 1, 2017.
“One of the cornerstones of our success has been our ability to organically develop a strong leadership team,” said Debra L. Reed, chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy. “We and our board of directors spend considerable time and effort identifying talented leaders within the organization and exposing them to different aspects of our business. Today’s appointments represent another step forward in our succession planning process.”
The changes:[contextly_sidebar id=”gVH18KYnaV7cPuj2JpgcFjjR9LK4eM80″]Joseph A. Householder, 61, Sempra’s executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sempra Energy, will be named to the new role of corporate group president of infrastructure businesses for Sempra Energy, reporting to Reed. He will oversee Sempra operations in midstream, LNG, renewable energy and Mexico
Steven D. Davis, 60, executive vice president of external affairs and corporate strategy, will be named to the new job of corporate group president of utilities, reporting to Reed. The SDSU grad also will chair the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) boards of directors. Davis will oversee operations at Sempra Energy’s utilities in California and South America.
Jeffrey W. Martin, 54, chairman and president and CEO of SDG&E, will become Sempra executive vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to Reed. Martin will oversee all financial matters for the company, including business development and major acquisitions
Dennis V. Arriola, 55 — chairman, president and CEO of SoCalGas — will become executive vice president of corporate strategy and external affairs for Sempra Energy, reporting to Reed. He will be responsible for corporate strategy and will oversee all communications, government relations, regulatory and international affairs activities, as well as corporate social responsibility.
Patricia K. Wagner, 54, president and CEO of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, will become CEO of SoCalGas, reporting to Davis. Until she assumes her new position in January 2017, Wagner has been appointed an executive vice president for Sempra Energy, effective immediately.
J. Bret Lane, 57, has been named president of SoCalGas effective immediately, and will continue in his role as SoCalGas’ chief operating officer, reporting to the CEO of SoCalGas.
Scott D. Drury, 51, chief energy supply officer for SDG&E, will become president of SDG&E, reporting to Davis. Drury holds a bachelor’s in public administration and a master’s in business administration from SDSU. He serves on the board of directors of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. and the advisory board of Alzheimer’s San Diego.
Caroline A. Winn, 53, chief energy delivery officer for SDG&E, will become chief operating officer of SDG&E, reporting to Drury. She holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from CSU Sacramento. Winn serves on the board of directors of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Western Energy Institute and the Classroom of the Future Foundation.
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