James P. Avery

Chief Development Officer

James P. Avery is the chief development officer for San Diego Gas & Electric. 

Avery is responsible for new strategic initiatives to serve customers, including clean transportation, advanced technology programs and the expansion of local generation resources and services.

Avery is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at Dartmouth College and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Manhattan College.

Avery is chairman of the California Transmission Planning Group, and a director of CleanTech San Diego. He is a senior member of the Association of Energy Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and American Mensa.