G. Joyce Rowland
G. Joyce Rowland is senior vice president and chief culture officer for Sempra Energy.
In her current role, Rowland oversees cultural change initiatives in the organization. She also oversees talent management, leadership development, compensation and benefits, payroll, human resources, employee relations, staffing and human resources information technology. Additionally, she is president of the Sempra Energy Foundation, the 501(c)(3) private foundation of Sempra Energy.
From 2014 to 2018, Rowland served as senior vice president and chief human resources and chief administrative officer for Sempra Energy. Prior to that, from 1998 to 2014, Rowland was 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 was 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 is 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, WorldatWork and Anthem Blue Cross of California's consumer relations committee and also is 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. Additionally, she has completed the executive education program at the University of Michigan and has earned several certifications, including: Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, Certified Compensation Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources.