Retired Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Sempra Energy
Director Since: December 2018
Chevron Committees: Management Compensation, Public Policy
Current Public Company Directorships: Caterpillar Inc.
Ms. Reed-Klages served as Chairman from 2012, Chief Executive Officer from 2011, and President from 2017 until her retirement in 2018 of Sempra Energy, 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 from 2010 to 2011. From 2006 to 2010, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego Gas & 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; Chairman’s Competitiveness Council of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation; State Farm Mutual Board of Directors; University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, Board of Councilors.
Skills and Qualifications
Business Leadership / Operations: Served seven years as CEO of Sempra Energy. Over three decades of experience in senior management and executive positions at Sempra, including responsibility for utility and infrastructure operations.
Environmental Affairs: As CEO of Sempra Energy, 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 CEO of Fortune 500 company. Over a decade of financial responsibility and experience at Sempra Energy. Former CFO of San Diego Gas & Electric and SoCalGas.
Global Business / International Affairs: Former CEO of a Fortune 500 company that conducts business in Mexico and South America. Director of a company with international operations, and former Director of companies with international operations.
Government / Regulatory / Public Policy: At Sempra Energy, 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.
Science / Technology / Engineering: Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Southern California. Served in a variety of senior management and executive positions at Sempra Energy, requiring expertise in engineering and technology.
Updated: December 2018