Barbara E. Mathews
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Chief Governance Officer
Southern California Edison
Barbara Mathews is vice president, associate general counsel, chief governance officer and corporate secretary of Edison International (EIX) and Southern California Edison (SCE) responsible for corporate governance and securities law matters, and oversees the Corporate Governance, Finance and Executive Compensation and the Contracts and Intellectual Property sections of the SCE Law Department.
Mathews joined the Law Department in 1996 as an assistant general counsel of EIX and SCE. Prior to that, she was a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter, where she served in the Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Denver offices. She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. Helen J. Frye, United States District Court Judge for the District of Oregon.
She serves on the board of directors of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals and as chair of its Membership Committee. Mathews also serves on the board of directors and as vice-chair of the American Red Cross – Los Angeles Region and as chair of its Prepare SoCal Committee. Mathews received a bachelor’s degree in political science from The Colorado College and a J.D. from Catholic University Law School.
Updated February 2014