Maria M. Ventura is the public affairs manager for the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) in Ventura County. She represents SoCalGas to local governments, community organizations, media and the community at-large.
She joined SoCalGas in fall of 2013 as the Advanced Meter, Stakeholder Education & Outreach Project Manager. In this role, Maria led the implementation of education and outreach strategies to prepare SoCalGas customers, elected officials, and stakeholders for the gas meter communication enhancement known as advanced meter in the Northern Region. The region managed by Maria included Fresno, Kern, King, Northern most portion of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Tulare and Ventura Counties.
Maria has over 15 years’ experience in both private and public sectors with proven leadership in communications, community organizing, and government affairs. Most recently, Maria was the District and Communications Director for Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Tamar Galatzan where she managed community outreach efforts in the West San Fernando Valley, Social Media, Hispanic Media outreach, and served as a bilingual education expert with appearances on Telemundo, Univision, Mundo Fox and CNN Latino.
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