Sempra Energy makes executive changes

Sempra Energy makes executive changes

San Diego-based Sempra Energy made a number of executive appointments following the decision of Mark A. Snell to retire from his position as president of the company on March 1, 2017. 

Snell joined Sempra Energy in 2001 and has since served in a number of positions including as executive vice president and chief financial officer, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

He oversaw Sempra Energy’s activities in energy markets, including energy trading, electric generation, LNG, pipelines and storage facilities, international utilities and retail energy marketing.

Joseph A. Householder, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sempra Energy, will be named to the newly created position, corporate group president of infrastructure businesses for Sempra Energy, reporting to Debra L. Reed, chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy.

As corporate group president of infrastructure businesses, Householder will oversee Sempra Energy operations in midstream, LNG, renewable energy and Mexico, the statement reads.

In addition to the appointment of Householder, Sempra Energy made other additions.

Steven D. Davis, currently executive vice president of external affairs and corporate strategy for Sempra Energy, will be named to the newly created position, corporate group president of utilities for Sempra Energy.

As corporate group president of utilities, Davis will oversee operations at Sempra Energy’s utilities in California and South America, according to the statement.

Jeffrey W. Martin, currently chairman, president and CEO of SDG&E, will become executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sempra Energy, overseeing all financial matters for the company, including business development and major acquisitions.

Dennis V. Arriola, currently chairman, president and CEO of SoCalGas, will become executive vice president of corporate strategy and external affairs for Sempra Energy, responsible for corporate strategy and will oversee all communications, government relations, regulatory and international affairs activities, as well as corporate social responsibility, for Sempra Energy.

Patricia K. Wagner, currently president and CEO of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, will become CEO of SoCalGas, however, until January 2017, she has been named an executive vice president of the company with immediate effect.

Effective immediately, J. Bret Lane, has been appointed president of SoCalGas and will continue in his role as SoCalGas’ chief operating officer.

Scott D. Drury, currently chief energy supply officer for SDG&E, will become president of SDG&E and Caroline A. Winn, chief energy delivery officer for SDG&E, will become chief operating officer of SDG&E, Sempra Energy said.

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