Heather RivardSenior Vice President, Transmission and Distribution
Southern California Edison
Throughout her career, Rivard has held various roles of increasing responsibility, starting as a marketing account representative and later transitioning to customer service supervisor, service center manager, director of Electric Service Operations and vice president of Corporate Services overseeing procurement, fleet and facility services for DTE Energy.
Before joining the utility industry, she spent several years working as an aerospace engineer for the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. and for NASA at the Johnson Space Center.
Rivard was elected president of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies for 2024, one of the longest-standing associations in the electric energy industry and serves on the executive safety innovation committee with the Electric Power Research Institute. Rivard is also on the board of the Salvation Army of Greater Los Angeles.
She has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan.