October 20, 2005
ROSEMEAD, Calif., Oct. 20, 2005—The Southern California Edison (SCE) Board of Directors today elected John R. Fielder, 60, president, effective immediately. He will report to Alan Fohrer, SCE chief executive officer. Fielder succeeds Robert G. Foster, who stepped down as president on Sept. 30 and will retire from the company at year-end.
“John’s deep understanding of both the company and the energy marketplace complements his ability to build excellent relationships with key stakeholders,” said SCE Chairman John Bryson.
Prior to this appointment, Fielder was senior vice president of regulatory policy and affairs. Fielder was responsible for developing and implementing regulatory policies and managing proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission and other regulatory agencies. He was also responsible for the company’s environmental, health and safety organization.
“For more than 35 years, John’s proven leadership, character and good judgment have been evident throughout his Edison career,” said Fohrer.
Fielder began his career at SCE in 1970, advancing through various managerial positions to become vice president of information services in 1989. He assumed the role of vice president of regulatory policy and affairs in 1992, and was named senior vice president in 1998.
Fielder earned a law degree from Pepperdine University Law School, an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Fielder lives in Long Beach with his wife Donita.
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An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of more than 13 million via 4.6 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within central, coastal and Southern California.