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James T. Morris

Retired Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
Pacific Life Insurance Company


Mr. Morris has significant business and chief executive leadership experience in a highly regulated industry and provides expertise on insurance issues that impact the Company. He brings strategic planning, risk management, workforce management and financial analysis experience from 40 years of service at Pacific Life, which is particularly valuable to our Audit and Finance and Compensation and Executive Personnel Committees. Mr. Morris also provides the perspective of a Southern California resident impacted by California’s wildfires and regulatory environment, and an executive of a Fortune 500 business headquartered and doing business in the local markets served by SCE.


  • Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Regulatory
  • Workforce/Talent Management


  • Capital Markets
  • Financial Expertise*
  • SCE/CA Utility Customer

*Meets the criteria for an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC rules.


  • Chairman, President and CEO, Pacific Life Insurance Company (2007-2022)
  • Held a variety of management positions during 40-year career at Pacific Life, including Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Insurance Officer, and Senior Vice President, Individual Insurance 


  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles


  • Chairman and a trustee of the Pacific Select Fund and the Pacific Funds Series Trust, which are part of the Pacific Life Mutual Fund Complex (2007-2022)
  • Director, Pacific Mutual Holding Company (2007-May 2023)
  • Director, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (2017-present)
  • Director and Chair of the American Council of Life Insurers, the nation’s principal life insurance company trade association (2012-2013)
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