Jeffrey W. Martin is chief executive officer for Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services. Sempra Energy is the utility holding company with the largest U.S. customer base. The Sempra Energy companies' approximately 20,000 employees serve more than 40 million consumers worldwide.
Previously, Martin served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Sempra Energy from 2017 to 2018. Prior to that, from 2014 through 2016, he was CEO of San Diego Gas & Electric, one of Sempra Energy's regulated California utilities. From 2010 through 2013, Martin was president and CEO of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Sempra Generation, the predecessor companies of Sempra Energy's renewable energy and midstream businesses. Martin also was previously vice president of investor relations of Sempra Energy. He first joined Sempra Energy in 2004 as a principal working in Sempra Energy's mergers and acquisitions group.
Before joining Sempra Energy, Martin was chief financial officer of NewEnergy, Inc. Also, he formerly served as corporate counsel at UniSource Energy Corporation and was an attorney at the law firm of Snell & Wilmer, LLP, where his transactional practice focused on corporate and commercial finance and real estate.
Martin currently is on the board of directors of Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC. In addition, he also serves on the Business Roundtable and the board of trustees of the University of San Diego. Martin recently served on the boards of directors of the Edison Electric Institute, National Association of Manufacturers and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Martin holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Texas, El Paso, and a law degree from the University of Miami.