Carolyn Benton Aiman is senior vice president and chief legal officer for Sempra Infrastructure. She was recently vice president and general counsel for Sempra LNG. She is responsible for all of Sempra Infrastructure's legal affairs, including matters related to legal strategy, LNG development, operations, regulatory, governance and compliance.
Benton Aiman has more than 20 years of in-house legal and private law firm experience. She has worked in energy for most of her career and has supported different lines of business across the energy value chain. Benton Aiman has successfully delivered - capital projects and global supply chain for an international company, supporting key capital projects in LNG, deepwater and downstream business lines.
Benton Aiman also supported various business lines during her career, such as renewable energy, wind, alternative fuels, manufacturing & commercial, and regulatory & employment law matters. Prior to providing business legal support, Benton Aiman was a litigator and trial attorney managing matters from pre-litigation to full disputes.
In addition, Benton Aiman has been a champion of inclusivity and supportive of diversity in the energy sector and the legal profession. She has also served as executive sponsor of employee resource groups focused on women and related key initiatives. During her career, she has been named to the Top 50 Women in the Law 2019 by the National Diversity Council and named Houston Magazine’s Woman of Influence in 2017, Houston Business Journal's 2022¬ Women Who Mean Business:¬ Outstanding Business Leader in Energy, and 2022 Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Role Model. She was recently named a Wonderful Woman by the Lawyers of Color Association and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Corporate Counsel Association and Texas Law Book.
Benton Aiman was also featured on the cover of the MCCA magazine, featuring diversity initiatives she led while chairing a large legal department’s D&I iniativies for an international energy company.
Benton Aiman is a board member of the Greater Houston Partnership.
Benton Aiman has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Texas and received a law degree with honors from the University of Missouri.