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.

Jessie J. Knight Jr.

Former CEO and Chairman, San Diego Gas & Electric

Knight is best known for his tenure as CEO of San Diego Gas & Electric. He also served on the California Public Utilities Commission, was CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and held several roles with Sempra Energy, the SDG&E parent. He serves on the boards of Alaska Airlines, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the J. Craig Ventner Institute, UC San Diego and The Timken Museum.