Matt Okubo, Executive Vice -President of Operations was asked to present at this years 16th Annual Supplier Diversity “En Banc”, hosted by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in Richmond California. This is where the leaders of California’s investor-owned utilities discuss their supplier diversity programs and contracting opportunities per CPUC General Order 156.
Matt was able to speak on behalf of “The Suppliers Perspective” and also to Southern California Gas Company, San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison, for investing in and implementing their respective diversity programs. The contracting opportunities it has created for business and the economic impacts it ultimately creates within our communities is far reaching. That these programs encourage business like ours to also reach out to and mentor other diverse business. And the success of these programs enables us to give back to the community through philanthropic outreach such as charitable contributions and volunteer work with groups like United way, Wounded Warriors Project, Habitat for Humanity, and others.