Senior Vice President, Regulatory Policy & Affairs
Southern California Edison
Leslie (Les) E. Starck is senior vice president of Regulatory Policy & Affairs for Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. He is responsible for representing the company before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission, and assisting in the development of company policy for all matters that come before both of these regulatory agencies.
Prior to his current role, Starck was vice president of Local Public Affairs, responsible for community and government relations at the local and regional levels, and also for licensing of SCE’s major transmission projects. He was director of Regulation, Licensing and Grid Contracts in SCE’s Transmission and Distribution Business Unit from 2005 to 2007, where he was responsible for transmission and distribution policy development and advocacy before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the CPUC. A 33-year SCE veteran, Starck has also represented the company before the FERC and the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C.
Prior to his work in Washington, Starck held a number of managerial positions addressing a broad variety of state and federal regulatory issues, including electricity ratemaking and pricing. He also has testified extensively before the CPUC and the FERC.
Starck holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Fullerton.
Updated May 2013
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