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W. Davis Smith

Chair

W. Davis Smith is an attorney/consultant in the Utility/Energy field.  He was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), one of Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities.  Prior to that, he was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Sempra Energy, responsible for Regulatory and Litigation.  He worked for the Sempra Energy family of companies for 31 years.

He has a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. He also has a master’s degree in business administration from California State University and a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is Chair of the Advisory Counsel of California Law and is on the Crawford High School Law Academy Advisory Board which is part of the pipeline program.