Mark A. Snell is president of Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services. The Sempra Energy companies’ nearly 17,000 employees serve more than 31 million consumers worldwide. In his current position, Snell oversees the company’s non-California utilities, infrastructure and international businesses.
From 2005 to 2011, Snell was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sempra Energy and before that he served as group president of Sempra Global, the umbrella organization for the competitive businesses of Sempra Energy. In that position, Snell oversaw all aspects of Sempra Global in competitive energy markets, including energy trading, electric generation, liquefied natural gas, pipelines and storage facilities, international utilities and retail energy marketing.
Before becoming group president, Snell was chief financial officer of Sempra Global overseeing the acquisitions, business development and all financial matters for the group. Previously, Snell was vice president of planning and development for Sempra Energy.
Before joining Sempra Energy in 2001, Snell served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Earth Tech, a Long Beach, Calif.-based water management, engineering and environmental services firm. Earth Tech specializes in the design, building and operation of water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Prior to that, Snell was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Dames and Moore, a NYSE listed engineering and construction firm headquartered in Los Angeles. At Dames and Moore, Snell guided the completion of acquisitions that more than doubled the firm’s revenues.
Snell also served as chief financial and administrative officer for Latham & Watkins, a law firm with more than 1,600 partners and employees worldwide. He also served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of World Oil Corp., a privately held, integrated oil company. As a senior manager at the Los Angeles office of KPMG Peat Marwick, Snell supervised activities that supported acquisitions by client companies.
Snell is a member of the board of directors of Venoco Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from San Diego State University and is a certified public accountant.