Debra L. Reed

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Debra L. Reed is President and Chief Financial Officer for Sempra Energy Utilities, the "umbrella for Sempra Energy's regulated business units, including Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). Sempra Energy is a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services.[1]

"Reed became president of SDG&E in July 2000. In January 2002, she also became president of SoCalGas as part of the integration of Sempra Energy Utilities. Previously, Reed served as president of Energy Distribution Services at SoCalGas, overseeing the company's operations for residential, small-commercial and industrial customers.

"From 1995 to 2000, she served as senior vice president of SoCalGas. From 1984 to 1994, Reed held policy leadership positions with SoCalGas, including vice president of human resources, vice president of administrative services, manager of environmental engineering and manager of personnel relations. In 1983, she served as area market services manager after five years of working in marketing.

"Reed joined SoCalGas in February 1978 as an energy systems engineer and, in 1988, became the first female officer appointed at the company.

"Reed serves on the board of directors for Halliburton Company (since 2001). She also is a board member of the University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation; Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; and Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA. Reed presently is a member of The Trusteeship, an affiliate of the International Women's Forum.

"Reed received the 23rd Annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award from the YWCA of San Diego County in May 2002. She was featured as a 'Utility Rising Star' in the September 1999 issue of Utility Business magazine and is a recipient of the League of Women voters Glass Ceiling Award.

"She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering." (No ref)

"President and Chief Operating Officer, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Company

"Ms. Reed was elected as a director of Genentech in August 2005. She is president and chief executive officer of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Sempra Energy’s California regulated utilities. Previously, Ms. Reed served as president and chief operating officer of SDG&E and SoCalGas from 2004 until 2006; president and chief financial officer of SDG&E and SoCalGas from 2002 until 2004; and president of SDG&E from 2000 to 2002. Ms. Reed has also served as president of Energy Distribution Services at SoCalGas and has held other leadership positions at SoCalGas. Ms. Reed also serves on the Boards of Directors of Halliburton Company, SDG&E and SoCalGas." [1]

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  1. Board of Directors, Genentech, accessed July 27, 2007.