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 and has two college-aged daughters, Dania and Emma.