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SEPTEMBER 26 - Leadership Strategies with Debra Reed and Rafael Pastor

September 26, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

Member Price: $80
Non-Member Price: $100



At this luncheon, you will obtain useful insights and takeaways from someone who has “walked the talk” relating to:

• Board / Management Relationships;
• Succession Planning for Executives and Board Members; and
• Women in C-Suites and Boardrooms

Location and Time


The California Club
538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

11:00 a.m.  |  Registration / Networking

11:30 a.m.  |  Lunch / Program

1:15  p.m.   |  Program End


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Speaker Spotlight


Debra Reed

Debra L. Reed is chairman of the board of directors, president and chief executive 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' more than 16,000 employees serve approximately 32 million consumers worldwide. Previously, Reed served as executive vice president of Sempra Energy. From 2006 to 2010, she was president and chief executive officer of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and SoCalGas, Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities. From 2004 to 2006, Reed was president and chief operating officer of SDG&E and SoCalGas and, before that, president of SDG&E and chief financial officer of both companies. She joined SoCalGas in 1978 and became the company’s first female officer 10 years later. Currently, Reed is one of 21 female chief executive officers of Fortune 500 companies, and, from 2011 to 2016, she was recognized as one of Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Business". Reed also was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the nation’s most influential female CEOs. In 2014, the U.S. Secretary of Energy appointed Reed to the National Petroleum Council, a privately funded, federally chartered industry advisory board to the federal government on matters pertaining to oil and natural gas industries. Reed serves on the boards of directors of Halliburton Co. and Caterpillar Inc. She is a member of The Business Council and the Business Roundtable, where she serves on the Energy and Environment Committee and the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee. Both associations are composed of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations. She is a member of The Trusteeship, an affiliate of the International Women’s Forum. Additionally, she serves on the board of councilors of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and the Chairman’s Competitiveness Council of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, where she formally served as chair. Previously, she served on the boards of directors of Genentech and Avery Dennison Corp. Reed graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Rafael Pastor

Rafael Pastor has an extensive and diversified track record in both running successful businesses and advising business leaders. His career has spanned the media/entertainment, education, and business/financial services sectors. Currently serving on a variety of Boards and as an Advisor, Rafael is dedicated to helping organizations harmonize strategy (growth), execution (people), and culture (values). He serves on the Boards of KinderCare Education, Rosetta Books, Assurance and Boost Academy, as well as on the Advisory Boards of MD Revolution and Thuzio. He also serves as an Advisor to a major international private equity firm, to Vistage International, and to Sonenshine Partners. He is also Chairman of the International Advisory Board of UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. He is also a member of the Board of the La Jolla Music Society; the Advisory Board of the Rady School of Management at UCSD; the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (Southern California Chapter); and the Strategic Roundtable of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. Most recently, he was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Vistage International, the world’s largest for-profit CEO membership company. Previously, based in New York, Rafael held senior executive positions at global media companies as: CEO of Hoyts Cinemas Corporation; President of USA Networks International; Executive Vice President, International, of News Corporation and Fox Television International; and President of CBS/Fox Video International. Subsequently, he was co-Founder and co-Chairman of the Sonenshine Pastor (now Sonenshine Partners) investment-banking and venture-capital firm in New York City. Rafael started his career as an attorney, first at the Wall Street law firm of Hawkins, Delafield and Wood and then as Associate General Counsel at CBS Inc. He earned a BA from Columbia University and a JD from NYU School of Law. In addition to his experiences as a Board member, he has participated in numerous public-and-private-company Board meetings and deliberations as a CEO, investment banker, and attorney.



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