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Sempra names new Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Technology

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Sempra Energy has announced that Bethany J. Mayer has been named to the newly created position, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Technology for Sempra Energy.

Mayer is currently an executive partner with Siris Capital Group LLC, a New York-based private equity firm. She will join Sempra Energy on 26 November, where she will report to CEO Jeffrey W. Martin. Mayer served on the Sempra Energy board of directors from February 2017 until 30 October 2018, when she resigned her board position in advance of starting her new role.

As Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Technology, Sempra claims that Mayer will be responsible for leading the company’s strategy, corporate development/mergers and acquisitions activity, cybersecurity, digital technology and certain human resources activities.

Martin said: “We are building North America's premier energy infrastructure company and, every day, we are striving to better serve the changing energy needs of more than 40 million consumers worldwide.

“Bethany Mayer's appointment underscores the increasingly critical role technology plays today and in the future in our business. We are thrilled to have someone of Bethany's caliber join our executive team. She is an innovator with deep technology and business experience, who will provide leadership as we seek new and better ways to serve our customers.”

Before Mayer joined the Siris Capital Group, she served as the President and CEO of Ixia – a publicly traded US$500 million company and market leader in test, visibility and security solutions. At Ixia, Mayer helped to drive the growth of the company in a number of key new markets, culminating in a successful sale of the company to Keysight Technologies Inc. in 2017. Mayer has over 25 years of technology experience serving in executive roles in companies both large and small. Before joining Ixia, Mayer served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett Packard's US$2.5 billion networking business unit and Network Functions Virtualization business unit. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President of marketing and alliances for Blue Coat Systems and held leadership roles at both Cisco Systems and Apple.

As well as serving as a Sempra Energy director, Mayer also holds director positions with Marvell Technology and DataStax Inc. She holds a bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University and a master's degree in business administration from California State University, Monterey Bay, where she received the Distinguished Alumni award in 2018.

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