President and Chief Operating Officer
Bret Lane is president and chief operating officer (COO) of Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), a Sempra Energy regulated California utility.
Prior to becoming COO, Lane served as senior vice president of gas operations and system integrity for SoCalGas, responsible for all aspects of gas delivery services, including region operations, engineering, transmission, storage and pipeline safety.
Lane has held several senior-level positions with SoCalGas, including vice president of gas operations and system integrity; vice president of gas transmission and distribution; vice president of field services; vice president of environmental, safety and facilities; vice president of labor relations and was chief environmental officer.
Lane has held leadership positions in field operations and various staff functions including human resources, environmental services and gas supply. He joined the company's transmission and storage operations division in 1982.
Lane currently serves on the board of directors for the Gas Technology Institute and the American Gas Association. He also serves on the Board Safety Committee of the American Gas Association and the Community Advisory Board of the Hank Lacayo Institute for Workforce. Lane holds a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from Oklahoma State University.