Sempra Energy names new chief information officer

In his new role, Chase, 48, will provide corporate-wide governance, policy and strategic direction for information and related technologies

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In his new role, Chase, 48, will provide corporate-wide governance, policy and strategic direction for information and related technologies.

"We are pleased to add Kevin Chase to our executive team," said G. Joyce Rowland, senior vice president and chief human resources and administrative officer for Sempra Energy. "Kevin's significant experience in information technology and the energy industry will help keep our company at the forefront of the best technology practices."

Previously, Chase served as the chief information officer and senior vice president of technology and supply chain at Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings from 2011 to 2016. He was chief information officer and vice president of TXU Energy, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings from 2008 to 2011.

Prior to that, from 2005 to 2008, Chase was a vice president of Black & Veatch, a global engineering, consulting and construction firm, overseeing the company's technology and strategic consulting practice. In 2005, Black & Veatch acquired Fortegra, a management consulting and technology services firm co-founded by Chase six years earlier. Previously, he was a senior manager at Accenture, leading enterprise and customer system implementations for some of the largest energy companies in North America from 1993 to 1999.

Chase serves on the advisory committee for the CIO Institute at The University of Texas at Austin.

Chase has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with honors. He also completed the Wharton School's Advanced Management Program.

Sempra Energy is comprised of two operating groups. The Sempra Utilities group includes Southern California Gas Co., San Diego Gas & Electric and Sempra South American Utilities. The Sempra Infrastructure group includes Sempra Mexico, Sempra LNG & Midstream and Sempra Renewables.

Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2016 revenues of more than $10 billion. The Sempra Energy companies' more than 16,000 employees serve approximately 32 million consumers worldwide.

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