Melissa advocates on behalf of Sempra to foreign governments, the U.S. congress, and U.S. executive branch. She has more than 15 years of experience in domestic and international energy policy.
Melissa has extensive experience in senior government positions. She served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Transformation at the U.S. Department of State, working to promote U.S. energy exports, open markets, and reduce barriers to energy trade and development. As Deputy Under Secretary for Forestry at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, she supervised energy and wildlife policy directives and regulations for the U.S. Forest Service. Prior to that, she served as Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management and Deputy Director of External Affairs at the Department of the Interior, where she developed a regulatory framework for access to public lands.
In her private sector positions, Melissa advocated at the state and federal level to successfully champion domestic energy production through interagency coordination across the federal government through strategic coalition building and communications.
Melissa is a native Coloradan and graduate of Creighton University School of Law.