January 19, 2006

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 19, 2006—Marissa Castro-Salvati was recently named Southern California Edison’s public affairs region manager for several cities in the South Bay, including Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates.

 Castro-Salvati, who previously served several San Gabriel Valley communities as SCE’s local government and community liaison, replaces Scott Gobble, who had served the Palos Verde Peninsula for 15 years.  A 9-year employee with SCE, Castro-Salvati had served the cities of Alhambra and Monterey Park, and the unincorporated areas of East Los Angeles served by SCE.   Gobble, a 21-year employee with SCE, is now the company’s public affairs region manager for Long Beach and surrounding communities.

 “Marissa has done an excellent job of helping Edison maintain its community and business relationships with cities in the San Gabriel Valley and other areas,” said Bob Jensen, a public affairs director for SCE.  “She’ll bring the same level of skill and professionalism to her new assignment.”

A Los Angeles resident who has lived in the same neighborhood for more than 30 years, Castro-Salvati has extensive experience in politics and is active in several community, women’s, and Asian organizations.

She is the former director of the Office of Asian and Pacific Affairs for former California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, and has worked for several elected officials, among them former assembly members Curtis Tucker, Jr. and Mike Roos, as well as Los Angeles City Council members Joy Picus and the late Gilbert Lindsay.

A partial list of Castro-Salvati’s many affiliations includes serving as the current chair and past president of the Asian Business League of Southern California.  She also is a founding member and past president of the Asian Pacific Community Fund, a past president and founding member of Philippine American Los Angeles Democrats, and currently serves on numerous boards, including Chinatown Service Center, Koreatown Youth and Community Center, and the Asian Youth Center.

Castro-Salvati has received numerous awards for community involvement, among them the 2005 Community Service Award for Search to Involve Pilipino Americans and the 2005 Public Advocate Award for Filipino American Chamber of Commerce–Orange County.

A graduate of UCLA with a degree in political science, Castro-Salvati also lends her voice to Channel 18 for public service announcements, commercials, and commentaries, and has hosted shows produced by KSCI-TV and the International Channel Network.

 To request a copy of Castro-Salvati’s photo, please call (626) 302-2255.

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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.