George Minter is regional vice president of external affairs and environmental strategy for SoCalGas. He leads the company’s public affairs, environmental and energy policy, community relations, and media and employee communications efforts.
Minter is a long time public policy professional specializing in energy and environmental affairs, policy development, communications and political advocacy.
Before re-joining SoCalGas, Minter was Managing Principal for LA-based public affairs firms Greer/Dailey/Minter and GM/Public Affairs. There he managed strategic communications programs and public policy initiatives to approve large land use and energy projects. Prior to that, he was the director of public affairs for SoCalGas.
Minter 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 and Environmental Sustainability Council of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; is a member of the Land Use (GLUE) Council for SCAG; and a member of the Advisory Boards of the Clean Tech Initiative of the LAEDC, and of Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL).
He is a Phi Beta Kappa and Honors graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.