The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders, is the market’s most comprehensive product of people you should know in the business community. The 500 includes business leaders and executives who have founded or are running significant companies in terms of number of jobs, key products and services, experts who raise the level of the industry here and beyond and those who lead in the business community. The 500 is selected by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom.

Debra Reed

Chairman, President and CEO, Sempra Energy

Debra L. Reed is chairman, president and CEO of Sempra Energy. Reed has worked for Sempra companies for more than 38 years and has been chairman and CEO since 2012. She is repeatedly named on Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women in Business” list, as well as receiving other accolades such as being named one of the “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Oil and Gas” for 2017 by the National Diversity Council. She is currently focused on growing Sempra Energy’s operations in Texas and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, as well as expanding in Mexico and also supporting SDG&E’s efforts to be a renewable energy leader in California.

ALMA MATER: University of Southern California

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT: Serves on the National Petroleum Council, the board of directors of Halliburton Co., the board of directors of Caterpillar Inc., Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center Board of Trustees and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego Board of Directors, and many other groups.

GOLF FAN: Co-chair for the 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, raising money for First Tee of San Diego at Pro Kids and the Southern California Golf Association Foundation