SAN DIEGO, June 30, 2011 – San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recently announced that Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell has been promoted to vice president of state government affairs for SDG&E and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas).
As vice president of state government affairs, Mitchell will be based in Sacramento and responsible for directing all governmental relations and affairs at the state level for both California utilities.
Prior to his current position, Mitchell was as regional vice president of external affairs, responsible for regional/local public and government affairs for SDG&E.
Before joining SDG&E in 2005, Mitchell served as vice president of public policy and communications at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; director of governmental relations for American Medical Response; and, assistant director of governmental relations for the San Diego Mayor’s Office under Mayor Susan Golding.
Mitchell serves on numerous community boards, including the San Diego Food Bank and the Children’s Museum, and he was previously on the boards of the San Diego Opera and Burn Institute. Mitchell is also a governor’s appointee to the Little Hoover Commission. Mitchell earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Redlands.
SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy service to 3.5 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more than 850,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The utility’s area spans 4,100 square miles. SDG&E is committed to creating ways to help our customers save energy and money every day.
Southern California Gas Co. has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for more than 140 years. It is the nation’s largest natural gas distribution utility, providing service to 20.9 million consumers through nearly 5.8 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company’s service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. SoCalGas is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE)