January 19, 2006

LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 19, 2006—Scott Gobble was recently named Southern California Edison’s public affairs region manager for the communities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, and Santa Catalina Island.

 Gobble, who previously served in the same capacity for several Palos Verdes Peninsula communities as SCE’s local government and community liaison, replaces SCE Region Manager Robert Quintero, who left the company last October.  Gobble previously was SCE’s public affairs region manager for Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates.

 “With more than 21 years at Edison and more than 15 years in our public affairs division, Scott brings a wealth of experience to his duties,” said Bob Jensen, a public affairs director for SCE.  “I’m sure he’ll continue to bring the same high level of skill and professionalism to his new assignment.”

Gobble is involved with several organizations, including the American Field Service, Cub Scouts, and Torrance Foundation Advisory Board.  He is a past president of the Palos Verdes, Lomita, and South Bay Association chambers of commerce.  He also has served on the board of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club and has been the treasurer of the Palos Verdes Rotary Foundation.

A graduate of California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in business, Gobble lives in Torrance with his wife, Margie, and sons, Michael, 19, and Tyler, 12.

To request an electronic copy of Gobble’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.