Energy & Environment Committee Co-Chair
Senior Government Affairs Manager, SoCal Gas
Frank Lopez is senior government affairs manager for SoCalGas, the largest natural gas distribution utility in the United States. In his role, Lopez represents the utility on legislative and regulatory issues before Los Angeles City and County.
Prior to joining SoCalGas, Lopez served as director of public policy at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, overseeing the development of the Chamber’s policy and advocacy agenda. During his tenure, Lopez led several key initiatives, including annual lobbying trips to Sacramento and Washington D.C. and an annual conference that provided infrastructure providers a platform to advocate for critical projects.
Previously, Lopez was social equity caucus coordinator for Urban Habit, an environmental justice non-profit organization based in Oakland, California. In this role, Lopez led a coalition of non-profit organizations focused on regional transportation, housing, energy, and environmental policy issues.
Before joining Urban Habitat, Lopez served as a Bohnett Fellow for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, where he helped develop and implement a clean technology economic development strategy.
Prior to working for Mayor Villaraigosa, Lopez interned for the U.S. Treasury Department, Financial Management Service in Washington, D.C. through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program.
Lopez serves on the boards of the Central City Association (CCA), Project Restore, Koreatown Youth Community Center, Southern California Water Committee, and Mobility 21. He also co-chairs the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Energy, Water & Environmental Sustainability Council and CCA’s Transportation, Infrastructure, and Environment Committee.
Lopez holds a master’s degree in public policy from University of California at Los Angeles and an undergraduate degree in business economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.