Gaddi H. Vasquez

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
Edison International and 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, Italy. 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 Directors of the Public Policy Institute of California, the Pat Brown Institute, Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts and National Advisory Board for the Salvation Army.

Ambassador Vasquez has been awarded the Globe and Anchor Award by the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund and is the recipient of the Tree of Life Award by the Jewish National Fund. He has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States by Hispanic Business Magazine. In 2014, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and in 2016, he received the Bill of Rights Award by the Constitutional Rights Foundation.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in public service management from the University of Redlands and has been awarded five honorary doctorate degrees.