Regional Vice President for External Affairs and the Environment
George Minter is Regional Vice President for External Affairs and the Environment for SoCalGas, the nation’s largest utility. He is responsible for the Company’s external affairs, communications, public policy and environmental affairs functions.
Mr. Minter is a long time public policy professional specializing in energy and environmental affairs, policy development, communications and political advocacy.
Prior to re-joining the Gas Company as the Senior Director of Policy and Environment, George was Managing Principal for LA-based public affairs firms Greer/Dailey/Minter and GM/PublicAffairs. There he managed strategic communications programs and public policy initiatives to approve large land use and energy projects. Before that he was the Director of Public Affairs for SoCalGas.
George has served as a board member of numerous civic associations and community organizations, including the Central City Assoc., Valley Industry and Commerce Assoc., L.A. Family Housing Corp. (as Board Chair), Coro Foundation, Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal-State LA, Center for the Study of LA at Loyola Marymount University, Campaign to Clear the Air and the California League of Conservation Voters. He was one of the founders of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, a federal energy trade association and of the California CCS Coalition, a statewide energy advocacy organization.
He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Energy, Water & Environmental Sustainability Council of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; is a member of the Land Use (GLUE) Council for So Cal Assoc. of Governments (SCAG); and is a member of the Advisory Boards of the CA Alt Fuel Vehicle Coalition of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), and of Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL).
George has been the recipient of several awards and honors, and has been a regular speaker at state and national conferences on energy and environmental policy. He recently was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, from the U.S. Council on Service and Civic Participation.
George is the father of two grown children, married, and lives in Pasadena, California. He is a Phi Beta Kappa and Honors graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.