Mark A. Snell is executive vice president and chief financial officer 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' 13,500 employees serve more than 29 million consumers worldwide.
Snell formerly was 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.
Prior to his role with Sempra Global, 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.
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.more » « less