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Gaddi H. Vasquez

Former U.S. Ambassador, Former Director of Peace Corps, Former SVP, Edison International

Gaddi H. Vasquez is the former senior vice president of Government Affairs for Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, and its parent company, Edison International. He was responsible for government relations at the Federal and State level, as well as Local Public Affairs.

Previously, Vasquez was senior vice president of public affairs at SCE. He joined SCE in 2009 as vice president of public affairs. Prior to SCE, Vasquez served as U.S. Ambassador and permanent representative to United Nations Agencies based in Rome. There he managed a U.S. multi-agency team responsible for oversight of U.N. Organizations.

Vasquez was formerly director of the United States Peace Corps where he led the international volunteer service organization with volunteers and staff serving in 78 countries.

Vasquez also previously worked for SCE from 1995 to 2002, serving as division vice president of Public Affairs.

Early in his career, Vasquez served as an Orange County Supervisor, as Chief Deputy Appointments Secretary to California Governor George Deukmejian, and as a police officer for the City of Orange.

Vasquez has served on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, the California Criminal Justice Council and the California Film Commission He serves on the boards of the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts, the Orangewood Foundation, and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund.

He has been recognized for leadership and service by the Coro Foundation, the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund and the American Council of Young Political Leaders.

Vasquez received a bachelor’s degree in Public Service Management from the University of Redlands and is the recipient of five honorary doctorate degrees.