Vice President of Gas Acquisition
Elsa Valay-Paz is vice president of gas acquisition for Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), a Sempra regulated utility. She is responsible for procuring natural gas for SoCalGas’ and San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) residential and small commercial customers and delivering it to the utilities’ system.
Previously, Valay-Paz served as director of supply management for SDG&E, also a Sempra regulated utility, where she oversaw supply management, supplier diversity and logistics. Before that, she was director of origination and energy supply and dispatch for SDG&E, where she directed the energy procurement department.
Valay-Paz serves on the Board of Trustees of the Fleet and Science Center and the Advisory Board of San Diego State University’s Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and a master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University.