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Jose Bodipo-Memba is SMUD’s Chief Diversity Officer and responsible for company-wide programs and services such as human resources, workforce development, diversity and inclusion, and sustainable communities. The focus of his business areas is to advocate diversity, inspire an inclusive culture based on trust and respect, and to create belonging and connection among our employees, customers and communities, which ultimately results in positive, equitable outcomes for all.

Jose has been working for SMUD for 11 years, previously serving as Director, Sustainable Communities. Jose has over 20 years of environmental, sustainability, and urban planning experience throughout California, covering a range of project and community types.

Jose is active in the community, serving as the Immediate Past Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Sacramento District Council, a member of the ULI National Public Development Infrastructure Council, member of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Crocker Art Museum Board, the American Clean Power Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council, the Center for Fathers and Families Board, the Capital Area Development Authority, and the Executive Committee for the Regional K-16 Collaboratives Grant Program. Jose served as the past Chair of the Sacramento Planning and Design Commission, a former Coro board member, North State Building Industry Association board member and past board chair of Next Move Sacramento

Jose was a 2010 recipient of the Sacramento Business Journal 40 under 40 award, the 2012 Drexel University Oxholm Community Leadership Award, the 2021 UC Davis Inspirational Leadership in Diversity Award, a proud graduate of the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program, and the 2015 Drexel University 40 under 40 Distinguished Alumni award. Jose holds a BA in History from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Drexel University.


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