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Martha Wyrsch

Executive Vice President/General Counsel, Sempra Energy

As Sempra Energy’s executive vice president and general counsel, Martha Wyrsch is responsible for the Fortune 500-company’s legal affairs and compliance oversight. Prior to joining Sempra in 2013, Wyrsch spent three years as president of Vestas American Wind Systems and nearly 10 years at Duke Energy, where she was last president and CEO of its subsidiary, Duke Energy Gas Transmission in North Carolina.

ALMA MATER: University of Wyoming, George Washington University

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT: Serves on the board of directors of Spectris PLC, as well as on the board of directors of Cristo Rey Network.