Jimmie I. Cho

Senior Vice President, Gas Engineering and Distribution Operations

Jimmie Cho

Jimmie I. Cho is senior vice president of gas engineering and distribution operations for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities. 

Cho is responsible for all gas engineering, system integrity and distribution. In his previous role, Cho served as vice president of gas operations for SoCalGas and SDG&E where he oversaw all aspects of field operations including gas distribution, transmission, storage and system operations.

He also held prior roles as vice president of human resources, diversity and inclusion for SoCalGas; director of customer communications, research and web strategy; director of safety and emergency services; director of customer service field operations. He also held positions of increasing responsibility in environmental engineering, corporate affairs, gas operations and customer services.

Cho holds a bachelor's degree in geology from Brown University and a master's degree in civil engineering from Stanford University. He serves on the board of directors of Los Angeles Conservation Corps.

In addition to his tenure with Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities, Cho held positions with Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, a member agency of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, as director of resource conservation and public outreach, and Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts in various environmental engineering roles.