San Diego Gas & Electric's President
Scott Drury is president of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), one of Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities. Under Drury’s leadership, SDG&E is responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of clean natural gas and electricity to 3.6 million consumers in San Diego and southern Orange County. He has more than three decades of experience in the energy industry.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Scott, you're the president of San Diego Gas & Electric. What do you do on a typical day?
Scott Drury: It's a great job. I have the privilege of leading an organization of a little over four thousand amazing people. My job, primarily, is to establish the priorities for the organization, and support and develop our team in achieving those priorities.
One of the things that we think is very important is aligning the priorities of our organization with the policy direction of the state, and the priorities of our regulators. And doing that in a way that allows us to make beneficial improvements in our communities, in a way that is good for all stakeholders.
PUF: In diversity spend, which is an important topic in California, what are some of the developments here at San Diego Gas & Electric in recent years?
Scott Drury: Diversity and inclusion are fundamental components of San Diego Gas & Electric's DNA, and our work in supplier diversity goes back decades. Our performance is among the strongest in the country, and I'll give you a little context for that. In 2017, our company spent seven hundred three million dollars with diverse suppliers, and that was more than forty-four percent of our total procurement.
PUF: That's a very large number.