Jimmie Cho, Director

Chief Operating Officer, Southern California Gas Company

Jimmie Cho is senior vice president, gas operations and system integrity for Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities. He oversees gas distribution, engineering, system integrity and major projects. 

Previously, he held increasingly responsible management roles in the areas of gas operations; human resources, diversity and inclusion; customer communications, research and web strategy; safety and emergency services; and customer service field operations. 

In addition to his tenure with Sempra Energy, he formerly served as director of resource conservation and public outreach at the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and started his professional career as a project engineer for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.

Cho serves on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and California State Parks Foundation and the Dean’s leadership board at the College of Engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He holds a bachelor's degree in geology from Brown University and a master's degree in civil engineering from Stanford University.