Michelle Sim is currently the Commercial Development Manager, leading commercial development activities for SoCalGas. She joined the Sempra utilities in 2013 and have served in various business and policy development roles in the residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation sectors.
Prior to joining the Sempra utilities, Michelle began her career at the nation’s second largest school district, helping to manage over an $86 million utility budget portfolio, developing and implementing both demand-side and supply-side management strategies. In 2008, Michelle joined an architectural/engineering firm, Parsons, working primarily on government contracts with the US Army Corp of Engineers developing and managing traditional and renewable energy projects. She led the development of coupling facility condition and energy assessments to maximize energy savings opportunities and renewable technology implementation towards efficient, reliable, and sustainable energy solutions.
In 2016, Michelle was appointed by the then-U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to the Department of Energy’s Appliance Standards and Rule-Making Federal Advisory Committee, serving a 2-year term.
Michelle received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley and earned her Certified Energy Manager certificate from the Association of Energy Engineers. Michelle is the chair of the San Joaquin Valley Natural Gas Partnership and a steering committee member of the California Natural Gas Partnership.