Vice President, Communications, Local Government and Community Affairs
Andy Carrasco is vice president of communications, local government and community affairs for Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), a Sempra regulated California utility. He leads the company’s communications and external affairs, including engagement with media, business and nonprofit organizations and local government in more than 500 communities across Central and Southern California.
Carrasco spent much of the last decade leading SoCalGas’ public affairs department where he directed local government and community outreach, and advanced the company’s clean air, energy efficiency, and social impact programs.
In support of SoCalGas’ mission to build the cleanest, safest and most innovative energy company in America, Carrasco leads engagement across a variety of stakeholders on clean energy innovations like renewable natural gas (RNG), fuel cells, carbon capture technologies, and hydrogen that will help California reach its ambitious climate goals affordably.
Carrasco is passionate about social justice and committed to community empowerment. He serves on the board of the Southeast Community Development Corporation, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Museum, Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University and USC Executive Education at the Price School. In 2020 he was awarded by California Diversity Council as one of the top 50 Diverse Leaders.
Carrasco has worked in energy as an engineer and in external affairs for nearly three decades. Since joining SoCalGas in 2001 as a commercial and industrial account executive, he has been appointed to roles of increasing responsibility in the commercial and industrial services, supply management and external affairs areas. Before joining SoCalGas, he worked as a mechanical engineer with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Carrasco holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from California State University, Northridge.