Ken Chawkins - Manager of Public Policy for So-Cal Gas

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$42 - Online Advance Reservations
$45 - At the Door for Rotarians and Guests
$13 - Non-Diners (members only)

$8 - Parking
$12 - Alcohol

Please note that advance online tickets must be purchased by 3pm on the Thursday prior to the Friday meeting.

The California Club
538 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Ken Chawkins - Manager of Public Policy for So-Cal Gas

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Powering The Future: Trends that will Shape Our Region's Future Energy Needs

Wind Power. Solar Energy. Electricity Hydroelectricity. These options constantly come up in the conversation about renewable energy sources, but where does natural gas come into play? Natural gas provides the source of more electricity generation than any energy source in California. Hear from Ken Chawkins, Business/Policy Manager for Southern California Gas Company, about what the renewable energy portfolio for Southern California will look like in the coming years and how it can be model for other regions across the United States.​

About Ken Chawkins

Ken is currently the Business/Policy Manager for Southern California Gas Company. He is responsible for developing key, broad-based relationships with business, government and non-profit stakeholders to provide balanced input to policy priorities and direction. Ken has over 20 years of experience in the energy/utility industry and has worked in both policy and operational capacities. Additionally, he has worked as a non-profit manager and a university administrator. ​

Ken has participated on many local non-profit boards and commissions, most of which focus on Municipal Governance, Youth, and/or public education. He is currently a Board member of Coro Southern California, Legacy Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee, Sustain OC and the Environmental Leadership Institute. He holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA, a MA in Public Policy from Claremont and is a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs. He currently lives in Pasadena with his wife, Dr. Lan Nguyen-Chawkins (a USC graduate!) and has two college-aged daughters, Dania and Emma.