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Debra Reed-Klages

Retired Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Sempra Energy

Age: 66

Director since December 2018

Independent: Yes

Chevron Committees: Audit (Chair) (audit committee financial expert)

Current Public Company Directorships: Caterpillar Inc.; Lockheed Martin Corporation

Ms. Reed-Klages served as Chairman from 2012, Chief Executive Officer from 2011, and President from 2017 until her retirement in 2018 from Sempra Energy (“Sempra”), an energy services holding company whose operating units invest in, develop, and operate energy infrastructure and provide electric and gas services to customers in North and South America. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President of Sempra from 2010 to 2011. From 2006 to 2010, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego Gas and Electric and Southern California Gas Co. (“SoCalGas”), Sempra’s regulated California utilities. She joined SoCalGas in 1978 as an energy systems engineer.

Prior Public Company Directorships (within last five years): Halliburton Company; Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC; Sempra Energy

Other Directorships and Memberships: The Trusteeship, International Women’s Forum; Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center; Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, CA; University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, Board of Councilors

Skills and qualifications

Business Leadership/Operations: Served seven years as CEO of Sempra. Over three decades of experience in senior management and executive positions at Sempra, including responsibility for utility and infrastructure operations.

Environmental Affairs: As Chairman and CEO of Sempra, oversaw all aspects of Sempra’s environmental and sustainability policies and strategies, which include initiatives to address challenges like limiting water use, improving the quality and efficiency of operations, infrastructure development and access to energy, human health, and environmental safety.

Finance: Former Chairman and CEO of Fortune 500 company. More than a decade of financial responsibility and experience at Sempra. Former CFO of San Diego Gas & Electric and SoCalGas. Audit Committee member at Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Global Business/International Affairs: Former Chairman and CEO of Fortune 500 company that conducts business in Mexico and South America. Current and former director of companies with international operations.

Government/Regulatory/Public Policy: At Sempra, worked with and adhered to the rules established by the California Public Utilities Commission, the principal regulator of Sempra’s California utilities. Served four years on the National Petroleum Council, a federally chartered advisory committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy.

Leading Business Transformation: As Chairman and CEO of Sempra, led transformation of San Diego Gas & Electric from all fossil fuel generation to become one of the utilities with the highest percentage of renewables in its portfolio. Also led creation of the second largest energy company in Mexico to facilitate Mexico’s transition to renewable energy, including development of infrastructure in Mexico to support that transition.

Science/Technology/Engineering: B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Southern California. Served in a variety of senior management and executive positions at Sempra, requiring expertise in engineering and technology. Director at Caterpillar, a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, and Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company.

Updated: October 2022