Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has named Jimmie Cho as COO and Maryam S. Brown as president, succeeding former COO/President Bret Lane, who recently was appointed CEO. Cho currently is senior vice president of customer services for SoCalGas and senior vice president of distribution operations for both of Sempra Energy’s utilities, SoCalGas and San Diego Gas & Electric. Brown currently serves as vice president of federal government affairs for Sempra.