Vice President, Strategic Planning
Christopher Thompson is vice president for strategic planning at Edison International. He works on new business development, with a primary focus on the water sector, as part of the company’s strategic growth initiatives.
Previously, Thompson served as vice president, Decommissioning, at Southern California Edison (SCE). In this role, he was responsible for developing and implementing an integrated strategy for all technical, external, financial, regulatory and legal tasks related to the decommissioning process for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. He joined Edison International in 2013 as vice president for the Chairman’s Office, working with the company’s strategic planning team on new business development.
Prior to joining the company, Thompson served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in Washington, D.C. In addition to acting as the principal advisor to Senator Feinstein, he oversaw all elements of office operations, including the legislative agenda, communications and political strategy.
Before serving as Chief of Staff, Thompson worked in several roles during his 10 years on the staff of Senator Feinstein, including Legislative Director and Legislative Assistant. He developed significant expertise in energy and environmental policy while working on the Senator’s staff.
Before working on Senator Feinstein’s staff, Thompson served as Executive Director of a nonprofit agency developing and implementing programs to improve U.S.- United Nations relations and humanitarian efforts related to landmine removal. He also worked on the Capitol Hill staff of U.S. Representative Julian Dixon and at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Thompson is on the Board of Trustees of PBS SoCal.
Thompson majored in Political Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Updated June 2015