Heidi Barsuglia is Vice President of Public Policy & Legal Affairs for California. In her current position, Barsuglia oversees the representation of the Verizon companies with the executive and legislative branches of the California State Government, as well as with California administrative and regulatory agencies.
Barsuglia joined the Verizon team in August 2017.
Barsuglia most recently served as Director of State Government Affairs for California-based Sempra Energy Utilities, Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas & Electric. In that role, Barsuglia was responsible for all advocacy before the California legislature, the executive branch, and state administrative agencies. Before joining Sempra Energy, Barsuglia was Director of Government Relations for the California Retailers Association, representing the interests of chain department, grocery, pharmacy, food and specialty stores before the executive, legislative and regulatory branches of the California government.
Barsuglia earned a Juris Doctor degree from University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of California. She earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Political Science and Communications from California State University, Sacramento, where she graduated cum laude.