Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is an energy services company with more than 14,000 employees. It develops energy infrastructure, operates utilities and provides related products and services to more than 29 million consumers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America and Asia. Sempra Energy was created in 1998 by a merger of parent companies of two long-established, investor-owned utilities, with histories dating back more than 100 years, and is a Fortune 500 company. Donald E. Felsinger has been the chief executive officer of Sempra Energy for more than a year. He has bee with the utility company for over 34 years. Felsinger earned a BS degree at the University of Arizona. In addition to its developing energy infrastructure and operating utilities, Sempra Energy plans to capitalize on opportunities in new energy markets, both nationally and internationally.