Alum Caroline Winn named COO of San Diego energy company

Caroline A. Winn ’85 (Electrical Engineering) has kept her engine going since her graduation from Sacramento State.

Winn, 53, has been promoted to chief operating officer of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).  Winn, who previously was the company’s chief energy delivery officer, joined SDG&E in 1986, starting as an associate engineer and working her way up in positions of increased responsibility.

As chief energy delivery officer, Winn oversaw electric distribution operations and gas services.  She also handled customer services and external and state legislative affairs for SDG&E.

Before that Winn was vice president of customer services for five years and from 2000 to 2010 she served as director of distribution operations, director of electric distribution operations, director of electric distribution services and director of supply management.

In 2012 Winn received a Customer Service Leader of the Year award from Energy Central’s Intelligent Utility magazine for starting a smart grid technology and an enhanced customer call center to help better serve the customers.

In addition to her degree from Sac State, Winn is a registered professional engineer with the state of California.  She also serves on the board of directors of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Western Energy Institute and the Classroom of the Future Foundation. – Zack Jordan

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