- Published: 29 July 2013 29 July 2013
Sempra Energy has announced that Martha B. Wyrsch will join the company September 3 as its executive vice president and general counsel.
Wyrsch, who will report to Debra L. Reed, Sempra Energy's chairman and CEO, will be responsible for Sempra Energy's legal affairs and compliance oversight, and also serve as the company's chief environmental officer. Wyrsch, 55, succeeds Javade Chaudhri, who earlier this year announced his upcoming retirement from the company. Most recently, from 2009 to 2012, Wyrsch served as president of Vestas American Wind Systems. As president, she had direct responsibility for all North American sales, construction, service and maintenance. As chair of the Vestas North American Regional Council, she also had coordinating oversight of North American-based manufacturing, supply chain and other support functions. Previously, Wyrsch spent nearly 10 years at Duke Energy and its spin-off, Spectra Energy Corp. Wyrsch holds a law degree from George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Wyoming. She also completed Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.