Sharon Tomkins


Vice President of Sustainability

Sharon Tomkins is vice president of sustainability for Sempra, overseeing the company’s environmental, social and governance efforts, and corporate sustainability strategy. Previously, she served as vice president of strategy, engagement, and chief environmental officer for Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), one of Sempra’s California utility infrastructure businesses. In that role, Tomkins led SoCalGas’ energy policy and strategy, which included issues management for balanced energy, energy choice, affordability and reliability. Prior to that, she served as SoCalGas’ general counsel and regulatory assistant general counsel. Before joining SoCalGas, she was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where she was a founding member of the firm’s Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Practice. She also developed and taught the Energy Law, Policy & Climate Change course at UCLA School of Law. Tomkins is chair of the board of directors for The California Minority Counsel Program. She is also a director for the Cal Poly Pomona Philanthropic Foundation and serves on its audit committee. Tomkins holds a bachelor’s degree in English, with high distinction, from Pennsylvania State University and graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

Sessions With Sharon Tomkins

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:50pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 09/mar/2022 06:50 pm

    New Configurations: America’s gas & power in net zero

    Panel Gas & LNG

    The goal of net-zero emissions is becoming the benchmark for local, federal, and global energy policy and infrastructure investment. The potential for dramatic change in a rapidly evolving policy environment has significant implications for US gas and electric power companies. What are the key implications of net-zero emissions for US power and gas markets? How will the role of gas and power infrastructure change to meet the requirements of a net-zero future? What are the implications for new and existing power and gas assets?