Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bret Lane is chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), a Sempra Energy regulated California utility.
Prior to becoming CEO, Lane was president and chief operating officer of SoCalGas. Lane has held several senior-level positions with SoCalGas, including senior vice president of gas operations and system integrity; 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 is Chairman of the board of directors of the Gas Technology Institute and serves on the board of directors for the American Gas Association and Southern California Leadership Council. Lane holds a bachelor of science degree in petroleum engineering from Oklahoma State University.