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SWE Diverse Podcast Ep 222: A Fireside Chat with SoCalGas President Maryam Brown

Learn about Maryam Brown's career journey in STEM and energy policy on our new episode of Diverse: a SWE podcast!

In this episode of Diverse: a SWE podcast, SWE CEO and Executive Director Karen Horting sits down with Maryam Brown, the President of SoCalGas.

Listen as Karen and Maryam discuss the clean energy transition, the most unexpected lesson of Maryam’s career, and what Maryam plans to share in her upcoming WE23 keynote address.

Listen to the episode on SoundCloudSpotifyApple Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast platform.

Speaker: Maryam Brown, President, SoCalGas

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Maryam Brown is President of the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), the United States’ largest gas distribution utility. As President, Brown develops and executes SoCalGas’ strategic vision focusing on SoCalGas’ aspiration to achieve carbon-neutral operations and energy delivery by 2045.

Brown has 25 years of experience in the energy industry across engineering, legal, policy, and regulatory roles, having started her career as an engineer in the petroleum refining sector.

Before joining SoCalGas, Brown amassed a decade of legislative and policy expertise working on Capitol Hill, serving as Chief Energy Counsel to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and subsequently as Senior Energy and Environment Counsel for two Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Brown is Chair of the American Gas Association Foundation, serves on the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Petroleum Council, and is on the Board and Executive Committee of the California Chamber of Commerce.

At SoCalGas, Brown is guiding the company through the domestic clean energy transition and helping California reach its climate goals while delivering reliable and affordable energy.

Host: Karen Horting, Executive Director & CEO, Society of Women Engineers

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Karen Horting, CAE, is the executive director and CEO for the Society of Women Engineers, a position she has held since Dec. 31, 2013.

With more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and fund development, Horting was most recently the SWE deputy executive director. In this capacity, she was responsible for all fund development activities for the organization, including corporate membership and SWE’s Corporate Partnership Council and more traditional philanthropy such as foundation and government grants, individual gifts, and bequests.

She also oversaw many of the Society’s programs and services, including professional development, K-12 outreach, the annual conference, and SWE’s international expansion.

She currently serves on the Leadership Circle of the 50K Coalition, the FIRST Robotics Board of Directors, the STEM Ed Coalition Board of Directors, Engineering CAS Diversity Advisory Board, and the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board (DAAB).


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