Learn first-hand about jobs in the energy, technology, and generation industries and how to best prepare for them. This summit will provide you with key resources that can assist you in planning your educational and/or professional career by meeting with representatives and leaders from businesses, military, government, and local colleges.
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Please note - this event will be videotaped and photographed. By registering and signing up for this event, you give San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) permission to use the photos and video.
Pre-registration is required to attend this event.
A welcome address from SDG&E's Chairman and CEO, Jessie Knight Jr.
Keynote Speaker: Retired Navy Admiral Ronne Froman.
Panels - Some of the confirmed panelists include:
Assembly member Nathan Fletcher
SDSU's Dr. Patricia Reily
SDG&E's Vice President - Electric Operations, Dave Geier
SDG&E's Infrastructure Technology Manager and former Navy SEAL, Alex Kunz
Smart Grid Workshop: Learn about SDG&E's Smart Grid initiatives.
Exhibit booths to include SDG&E, Solar Turbines, SPAWAR, IBEW, amongst others; as well as universities and community colleges, and military transition organizations such as ReBoot.
A Human Resources Corner to provide valuable resume and interview tips.
Who Should Attend?
Active military and veterans with a background in, or considering a career in engineering, electronics, information technology, or project/program management.
Welcome Address from an expert:
Jessie J. Knight is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). Knight became CEO of SDG&E in April 2010. Previously, Knight served as executive vice president of external affairs for Sempra Energy, overseeing all communications and community relations activities, government relations and regulatory and international affairs.
Before joining Sempra Energy in 2006, Knight served for seven years as president and chief executive officer of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. From 1993 to 1999, Knight served as commissioner for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), after being appointed by then-Governor Pete Wilson. The agency has regulatory oversight for California's energy, telecommunications, railroad, transportation and water industries.
Knight began his corporate career in 1975 with Dole Food Company Inc., where he worked 10 years in both domestic and international operations, but spent most of his time as director of marketing for the U.S. and Canadian pineapple business, Dole's largest subsidiary.
Knight holds a bachelor's degree from St. Louis University, was a fellow of the University of Madrid, and holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin.
Marine Corp Recruit Depot (MCRD)
The Bay View Restaurant
3800 Chosin Ave, Bldg 132
San Diego, CA 92140
Check-in 4:00pm - refreshments & appetizers and exhibit tour
NOTE: Requirements to enter the MCRD Military Base are:
Valid Driver's License
Proof of Insurance
Carpooling is highly recommended