Susan Sifuentes-Trigueros is a highly skilled Public Relations professional with twenty years’ experience in corporate, governmental, community, and media relations. She joined the Southern California Gas Company in 1982. Prior to her current position in External Affairs, Susan held several positions the company’s External Affairs, Accounting and Human Resources departments. In her capacity as Regional Public Affairs Manager for Southern California Gas Company, she is responsible for the Public Affairs’ and local community giving strategies in the Los Angeles County area. Susan manages a professional staff of seven.
Susan attended the University of Southern California where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Susan also serves in several leadership capacities. She currently serves on the Central City Association Executive Committee, HOPE Champion Advisory Council, and CSULA College of Business Advisory Board, is Board Chair of the USC-Latino Alumni Association, Co-Chair of the USC Unruh School of Politics Ambassador program and is a Board member of BizFed, Latinas Lead California, USC Board of Governors, Future Ports and the Dominguez Dream Foundation. Susan has received numerous legislative certificates of recognition for her community and advocacy work.
In 2002 Susan was honored by Women’s Enews as one of the “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” for her work in civic participation, in 2004 she received the HOPE PAC leadership award, in 2007 she received the Corporate Award from Girls Today Women Tomorrow mentoring program, in 2009 she received a USC Widney Alumni House Award, in 2012 she received the East
Los Angeles Community Youth Center Corporate Award, in 2013 she received the Latina of Influence award from Hispanic Lifestyle and the Women of Influence award from ProAmerica Bank, in 2015 she received LAtina Empowerment Mentoring Program Corporate Leader award and ELLAS Leadership award, in 2016 Susan received the USC LAA Legacy Award and in 2017 received the Hermandad Nacional Mexicana Corporate Leadership Award and Gardena Chamber Women in Leadership Award.
Susan received certificates of completion from the Southern California Leadership Network, HOPE Leadership Institute, UCSD Manager’s Toolkit Leadership program, Leadership in Action, USC Executive Development Building Effective Teams and San Marcos Environmental Leadership programs.
Susan resides in Walnut with her husband Mario. They have seven children and five grandchildren. She is passionate about social justice issues, supporting leadership development and higher education. Susan most enjoys mentoring youth and young professionals helping them achieve their full potential.