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Beth M. Foley

Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Edison International and Southern California Edison
Beth M. Foley is vice president and chief communications officer of Corporate Communications and Philanthropy at Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, and its parent company, Edison International. Foley oversees the company’s internal and external communications, community engagement efforts, brand and advertising strategy. She also oversees Edison’s charitable giving of $20 million annually. Foley leads the energy company’s communications activities, focusing on engaging employees, informing customers and reinforcing Edison’s deep roots in the communities it serves.

Before joining Edison, Foley served as vice president of Strategic Communications at Eversource Energy, New England’s largest utility providing electric, gas and water service. In that role, she was responsible for philanthropic investments and volunteerism, advertising, employee communications, social and traditional media, digital and customer communications.

Previously, Foley was executive vice president of Corporate Affairs and chief communications officer at Michael Baker International. She was the first female C-suite member appointed at the global firm, a leading engineering and consulting services agency.

Foley also served as senior director, Corporate Communications, at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, where she was responsible for advertising, brand, customer communications, traditional and social media, content strategy and channel management. Additionally, Foley’s experience includes senior management roles in Corporate Communications and Marketing at GSI Commerce (now an eBay company) and Radian Group. She also worked in Corporate Communications positions at Progress Energy (now Duke Energy) and PJM Interconnection, the grid operator in 13 states in the eastern U.S.

Foley serves on the boards of directors for the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region and the University of Southern California Annenberg Center for Public Relations. She’s also a Humane Policy Volunteer Leader for the Humane Society of the United States.

Foley is a doctoral student at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education. She earned an Executive Master of business administration from Villanova University, a Master of Arts in professional communications at La Salle University and a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications at Bloomsburg University.

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