John (J.C.) Thomas III serves as Director of External Affairs for Sempra North American Infrastructure, which develops and builds energy infrastructure in North America and Mexico. In his position, Mr. Thomas is responsible for governmental affairs, community relations and stakeholder engagement strategies for the company.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Thomas has held positions with Sempra Energy and its subsidiaries Sempra International and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). His career has spanned international affairs, regulatory affairs, customer service, public affairs and fire safety preparedness. Before joining SDG&E in 2002, Mr. Thomas served as regional director of government relations for a broadband telecommunications company. Prior to that, Mr. Thomas spent over seven years chief of policy and advisor to a San Diego City Council Member. He began his career as an intern with the Mayor of San Diego in 1993.
Mr. Thomas’ community service includes President of the San Diego Diplomacy Council, Smart Border Coalition Board of Directors, U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership, San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation Board of Directors and Institute of the Americas Energy Steering Committee. Mr. Thomas is a graduate of San Diego State University and resides in Solana Beach, California.
About Sempra Energy
Sempra LNG develops, builds and invests in natural gas liquefaction facilities and is pursuing the development of five strategically located LNG projects in North America with a goal of delivering 45 Mtpa of clean natural gas to the largest world markets, making Sempra Energy one of North America’s largest developers of LNG export facilities.
Sempra Energy’s mission is to be North America’s premier energy infrastructure company. With 2018 revenues of more than $11.6 billion, the San Diego-based company is the utility holding company with the largest U.S. customer base. The Sempra Energy companies’ more than 20,000 employees are focused on delivering energy with purpose to approximately 40 million consumers worldwide. Sempra Energy has been consistently recognized for its leadership in diversity and inclusion, social responsibility and investment value, and is a member of the Dow Jones Utility Index.