Maria Contreras Sweet

Maria Contreras-Sweet

Maria Contreras-Sweet has been a director since March 2017. She serves as managing partner of Contreras-Sweet Enterprises and Rockway Equity Partners. Contreras-Sweet served as the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Obama’s cabinet from April 7, 2014 to Jan. 20, 2017. She was the founding executive chairwoman of ProAmerica Bank from 2006 to 2014. Contreras-Sweet was co-founder and managing partner of Fortius Holdings from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that, she served as the California cabinet secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency from 1999 to 2003. She was appointed chair of the finance committee of CA-ISO (California Independent System Operator) to help solve California’s 2000-01 energy crisis. She is a director of Regional Management Corp., TriNet Group, Inc. and Zions Bancorporation, N.A.

Contreras-Sweet serves on Sempra's Audit and Compensation and Talent Development committees.

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