San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
Caroline Winn is chief operating officer for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), one of Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities. Sempra Energy is a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services. She has three decades of experience in the energy industry. Under Winn’s leadership, SDG&E is responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of clean natural gas and electricity to 3.6 million consumers in San Diego and southern Orange County. In her prior role as Chief Energy Delivery Officer, she oversaw SDG&E’s electric and gas distribution operations, customer services, and external and state legislative affairs. During Winn’s tenure at SDG&E, the company has become a leader in delivering clean energy and power grid modernization, while also achieving the distinction of the most reliable utility in the western region for 12 straight years. She has been committed to creating a better customer experience, and lead the creation of one of the first energy marketplace online platforms to offer customers energy-saving household products and services with instant rebates. Winn serves on the board of directors for SDG&E, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Western Energy Institute and Veloz. Winn is also on the board of advisors for the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center. Beyond her board appointments, Winn also dedicates substantial time to motivating and mentoring women, especially those early in their careers. She serves as a source for inspiration for the next generation workforce to put community and customers first. As the former board chairwoman for the Classroom of the Future Foundation, San Diego’s premier organization focused on bringing technology and innovation to K-12 schools, Winn shaped the nonprofit’s vision and mission to create learning programs that apply proven business and technology-based practices in the school setting. Winn has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and is a registered professional engineer in the state of California.