Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed the recently retired president of Sempra Energy to the California Horse Racing Board of Directors, it was announced Monday.
Debra Reed, 62, of San Diego held several positions at Sempra, the parent of SDG&E, from 2010 to 2018, including executive chairman, chairman, president and chief executive officer and executive vice president.
Also Monday, Gov. Brown named Mary Harb Sheets, 65, of San Diego, to the California Board of Psychology.
Reed held several positions at San Diego Gas and Electric and Southern California Gas Company from 2000 to 2010, including president and chief executive officer, president and chief operating officer and president and chief financial officer.
Registered as having no party preference, Reed is a member of the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors of the Rady Children’s Hospital Health Center. She is a member of the Caterpillar Inc. Board of Directors, Chevron Corporation Board of Directors and the State Farm Mutual Board of Directors.
She also is a member of the Business Council, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering Board of Councilors and the International Women’s Forum.
This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.
The published mission of the board is to “ensure the integrity, viability and safety of the California horse racing industry by regulating pari-mutuel wagering for the protection of the public, promoting horse racing, breeding, and wagering opportunities, and fostering safe racing through the development and enforcement of track safety standards and regulations for the health and welfare of all participants.”
Harb Sheets has been a clinical psychologist in private practice since 1994 and a senior consultant and staff psychologist at Workplace Guardians Inc. since 2000.
She was adjunct faculty in advanced law and ethics at Alliant International University from 2012 to 2018, student services professional and counseling psychologist at San Diego State University from 1990 to 1998 and a registered psychological assistant to Gary De Voss, Ph.D. from 1992 to 1994.
Harb Sheets is a member of the California Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, San Diego Psychological Association, National Register of Health Services Psychologists and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association: Task Force on Psychological Issues.
She earned a Master of Science degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Harb Sheets is registered without party preference.
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