Mark A. Snell
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' 17,000 employees serve more than 32 million consumers worldwide.
From 2005 to 2011, Snell was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sempra Energy.
Previously, he was group president overseeing Sempra Energy’s businesses outside of the company’s two California utilities. In that position, Snell oversaw all aspects of Sempra Energy’s activities in competitive energy markets, including energy trading, electric generation, liquefied natural gas, pipelines and storage facilities, international utilities and retail energy marketing. Before that, he served as chief financial officer of this group.
Snell joined Sempra Energy in 2001 as vice president of planning and development.
Previously, Snell was executive vice president and chief financial officer for Earth Tech, a Long Beach, Calif.-based water management, engineering and environmental services firm. Prior to that, Snell was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Dames and Moore, an 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 over 1,600 partners and employees worldwide. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of World Oil Corp., a privately held, integrated oil company. Additionally, as a senior manager and certified public accountant at the Los Angeles office of KPMG Peat Marwick, Snell supervised audits and acquisition support activities by client companies.
Snell is a member and Chairman of the board of directors of San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration, and a member of the board of trustees for Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from San Diego State University.