G. Joyce Rowland

G. Joyce Rowland

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer

G. Joyce Rowland is senior vice president and chief human resources and administrative officer for Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services. The Sempra Energy companies' more than 16,000 employees serve approximately 32 million consumers worldwide.

In her current role, Rowland oversees succession planning, leadership development, compensation and benefits, payroll, human resources information technology, employee relations, staffing and affirmative-action/diversity programs and corporate security, including physical and cyber security. She serves as president of the Sempra Energy Foundation, the 501(c)(3) private foundation of Sempra Energy, and was responsible for Sempra Energy’s 2015 move to its corporate headquarters building in downtown San Diego.

Previously, from 1998 to 2014, Rowland served as senior vice president of human resources, diversity and inclusion for Sempra Energy. 

From 1995 to 1998, she was vice president of human resources and chief ethics officer of Pacific Enterprises, the former parent company of Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas).

From 1990 to 1995, Rowland served as manager of labor relations at SoCalGas. In 1987, she served as manager of community involvement and, later, manager of consumer affairs. 

She joined SoCalGas in 1980 as an organization and compensation specialist. She held a range of jobs in human resources between 1980 and 1987.

Rowland currently serves as the chair of the San Diego LGBT Community Center and a board member of the Equality California Institute. She is a member of a number of professional groups, including the Society for Human Resource Management, World at Work and Anthem Blue Cross of California's consumer relations committee and is also an alumna of the “American Issues Forum of LEADERSHIP AMERICA.”

She holds both a bachelor’s degree in psychology (graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in industrial relations from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also completed the executive education program at the University of Michigan and has a number of certifications, including: Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).