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Pedro Villegas

Board Member

Pedro Villegas is Senior Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs for NextEra Energy Resources, a leader in the decarbonization of the U.S. economy and the world's largest generator of renewable wind and solar energy.

Pedro previously led community relations, corporate philanthropy, and local government relations for the San Diego Gas & Electric Company. He was SDG&E and the Southern California Gas Company’s regulatory advocate at the California Public Utilities Commission and represented Sempra Energy in several western states.

Pedro also served the California State Assembly as Deputy Director of the Speaker’s Office of International Relations and Protocol, Principal Consultant to the Assembly Committee on Jobs, the Economy, and Economic Development, and Senior Consultant to the Assembly Select Committee on California-Mexico Affairs. He is a former Pacific Council on International Policy research coordinator, Visiting Research Fellow of the Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, also at UC San Diego.

Pedro is a member of several volunteer nonprofit boards and committees, including those of RISE San Diego, the National Conflict Resolution Center, the ComicCon Museum, and the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. He earned a Master of Pacific International Affairs degree from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame.