Gaddi H. Vasquez
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
Southern California Edison
Gaddi H. Vasquez is 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 is responsible for government relations activities at the Federal and State level, as well as Local Public Affairs.
Prior to his current position, he 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.
From 2002-2006, Ambassador Vasquez served as Director of the United States Peace Corps where he led the international volunteer service organization with volunteers and staff serving in 78 countries.
Vasquez has served on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships and has been appointed by three California Governors to state boards and commissions.
He currently serves on the boards of the Public Policy Institute of California, the Board of Governors of the California State University Foundation and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund.
He has been recognized for leadership and service by the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund and the American Council of Young Political Leaders. In 2014, he was a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and in 2016 received the Bill of Rights Award by the Constitutional Rights Foundation. Most recently, he received the Eagle Leadership Award from the Latino Leaders Network.
Vasquez received a bachelor’s degree in Public Service Management from the University of Redlands and is the recipient of five honorary doctorate degrees.