Maryam Sabbaghian Brown

G. Joyce Rowland

Vice President, Federal Government Affairs

Maryam Sabbaghian Brown is vice president of federal government affairs for Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services. The Sempra Energy companies' more than 16,000 employees serve approximately 32 million consumers worldwide.

Brown oversees representation of the Sempra Energy companies with the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, as well as with federal agencies.

Previously, Brown served as the senior energy and environment counsel for the Office of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. From 2011 to 2012, she was the energy chief counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

From 2010 to 2011, she was policy counsel for the U.S. Senateís Republican Policy Committee, and from 2008 to 2010, she was manager of public policy and strategic planning for ConocoPhillips.

Prior to that, Brown served as the energy and minerals staff director for the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources and as counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

She started her career in 1996 as a maintenance and reliability engineer for Amoco Oil Co. and, later, worked for four years as a corporate attorney in the San Francisco office of Pillsbury Winthrop, an international law firm.

Brown holds both a law degree (Order of the Coif) and bachelorís degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University.