Across the Sempra Energy family of companies, we believe that diversity drives performance and creating an inclusive culture starts at the top. We are proud to announce that four executives from the Sempra Energy family of companies received the Top 50 Diverse Leaders Award from the California Diversity Council, a division of the National Diversity Council.
The Top 50 Diverse Leaders Award distinguishes a select group of individuals from diverse fields who exhibit exceptional leadership qualities. The focus of the award is to give prominence to the accomplishments of men and women who exceed the scope of what is expected in their organizations and communities.
Meet our award recipients:
SDG&E, Chief Executive Officer
Caroline Winn is chief executive officer for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), one of Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities.
Winn became CEO of SDG&E in August 2020. Previously, she served as the chief operating officer of SDG&E, overseeing operations of the utility’s gas and electric infrastructure assets, and customer services. In that role, Winn is widely recognized for SDG&E’s national leadership in sustainability, technology and innovation, including the company’s significant safety and wildfire mitigation efforts.
Winn also served as chief energy delivery officer, managing all energy delivery activities for SDG&E, including electric distribution operations and gas services, customer services, and external and state legislative affairs.
Since joining the company in 1986 as an associate engineer, Winn has held several leadership positions with SDG&E and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas).
Sempra Energy, Vice President, Governance and Corporate Security
Jennifer Jett is vice president of governance and corporate secretary for Sempra Energy.
Previously, from 2018 to April 2020, Jett served as corporate secretary for Sempra Energy. Prior to that, Jett served as director of project finance for Sempra Energy, where she was responsible for advising Sempra’s operating companies on the structuring, documentation and execution of financing transactions.
She has also served as director of corporate governance and assistant corporate secretary for Sempra Energy, where she oversaw various governance and corporate legal functions for Sempra and its business units and served as the corporate secretary for Sempra’s two regulated California utilities, SDG&E and SoCalGas, and Cameron LNG, a natural gas liquefaction and regasification facility in Hackberry, Louisiana.
Sempra Energy, Vice President, Sustainability
Sharon Tomkins is vice president of sustainability for Sempra Energy. In this role, Tomkins oversees Sempra Energy’s environmental, social and governance efforts, and corporate sustainability strategy.
Previously, she served as vice president of strategy, engagement, and chief environmental officer for SoCalGas, one of Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities.
In that role, Tomkins led SoCalGas’ energy policy and strategy, including the role that natural gas and its infrastructure plays in the energy transition. Prior to that, she served as SoCalGas’ general counsel and regulatory assistant general counsel.
SoCalGas, Vice President, Communications, Local Government and Community Affairs
Andy Carrasco is vice president of communications, local government and community affairs for SoCalGas, a Sempra Energy regulated California utility. He leads the company's communications and external affairs, including engagement with media, business and nonprofit organizations and local government in more than 500 communities across Central and Southern California.
In support of SoCalGas' mission to build the cleanest, safest and most innovative energy company in America, Carrasco leads engagement across a variety of stakeholders on clean energy innovations like renewable natural gas (RNG), fuel cells, carbon capture technologies, and hydrogen that will help California reach its ambitious climate goals affordably.
Carrasco has worked in energy as an engineer and in external affairs for nearly three decades. Since joining SoCalGas in 2001 as a commercial and industrial account executive, he has been appointed to roles of increasing responsibility in the commercial and industrial services, supply management and external affairs areas.