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Sempra names Brian L. Kelly Vice President of Federal Government Affairs

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Sempra Energy has announced that Brian L. Kelly has been named Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for Sempra Energy. Kelly will be based in Washington D.C., and will lead Sempra Energy’s federal legislative and regulatory priorities.

Kelly succeeds Maryam Sabbaghian Brown, who became President of Southern California Gas Co., a Sempra Energy company, in March.

“With his deep experience in the energy sector and federal government affairs, Brian will be a key member of our management team as we further advance our mission to be North America’s premier energy infrastructure company,” said Dennis V. Arriola, Executive Vice President and Group President for Sempra Energy. “He brings a unique understanding of how public policy intersects with our mission, and his expertise will help us continue to build a stronger company for our customers, shareholders and employees. He joins an already strong team in Washington D.C. that has helped Sempra Energy effectively advocate to our key federal stakeholders.”

Kelly has extensive experience in public policy and government affairs. Most recently, he founded was Founder and President of BK Strategies, a strategic and tactical consulting firm based in Washington D.C. At BK Strategies, Kelly managed a diverse client list, including large multinational companies and foreign governments, with a focus on enhancing the organisations’ goals and expanding business opportunities.

Previously, Kelly served as Senior Director of America’s Natural Gas Alliance. In this position, Kelly directed legislative and public policy for the natural gas industry’s largest independent producers at the federal, state and local levels.

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