Warren Ruis

San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E)

Warren Ruis is Director of Regional Public Affairs for San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E). In this role, he is responsible for the Company’s support of local governments, elected officials, staff and certain regional agencies. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Ruis was the Director of Community Relations for SDG&E, where he was responsible for building the Company’s philanthropy, employee and community engagement strategies. His team managed a diverse group of more than 600 non-profit partners San Diego and Southern Orange Counties. Prior to that, Mr. Ruis was a Manager in SDG&E’s parent Sempra Energy’s Insurance & Risk Advisory Department. He was responsible for placing and renewing operational and project-specific insurance coverage for Sempra’s business units domestically and abroad. He worked across the organization to assess risk, and identify cost-effective risk transfer strategies by accessing global insurance markets, while reducing costs to ratepayers. Prior to joining the Insurance team, he was a Public Affairs Manager with SDG&E and was responsible for the utility’s work with local elected officials and staff, agencies, chambers of commerce and economic development organizations. He also conducted education and outreach for infrastructure projects, sustainability policy matters and developed community partnerships. Prior to his role in Public Affairs, Mr. Ruis was a Community Relations Manager responsible for executing SDG&E’s philanthropic activities. He managed the Inspiring Future Leaders initiative; SDG&E’s largest giving campaign, granting more than $1M annually to youth development organizations throughout SDG&E’s service territory. Additionally, he had oversight for partnerships with key economic development and diversity-focused.