Barbara E. Mathews

Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary
Edison International and 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). She oversees the Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation and Finance section and the Contracts and Intellectual Property section 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 D.C., 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.

Mathews served as chair of the board of the American Red Cross Los Angeles region from 2014 to 2016 and currently serves as chair of its Board Governance & Nominating Committee.  She also serves on the board of Public Counsel.  She previously served on the board of the Society for Corporate Governance and as chair of its Membership Committee, and currently serves as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mathews also served as chair of the California State Bar Corporations Committee.  

Mathews received a bachelor’s degree in political science from The Colorado College and a J.D. from Catholic University Law School.