Alan J. Fohrer
Chairman and CEO
Southern California Edison
Alan J. Fohrer is chairman and chief executive officer of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the country's largest electric utilities. Fohrer was elected CEO on January 1, 2002 and was elected chairman on June 12, 2007. Fohrer has extensive knowledge and management experience in every aspect of SCE's business.
Previously, Fohrer was president and chief executive officer of Edison Mission Energy (EME), a subsidiary of Edison International that owns and operates independent power production facilities, having been elected to that position in January, 2000.
Before his leadership at EME, Fohrer was executive vice president and chief financial officer of parent company Edison International and SCE.
Fohrer began his Edison career in 1973 in SCE's Civil Engineering Department. In 1980, he moved to the Treasurer's Department, where he held a number of positions, including financial planning supervisor, financial planning and banking manager, corporate planning and budgeting manager, and assistant treasurer.
He was elected vice president, treasurer, and chief financial officer of SCE in 1991, and was promoted to senior vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer of both SCE and Edison International in 1993.
Fohrer is a member of the Engineering School Board of Councilors of the University of Southern California, and the Dean's Advisory Council for the School of Business at California State University-Los Angeles. He also serves as a member of the board of directors for the Los Angeles Sports Council; Montgomery Watson Harza, Inc.; San Gabriel Valley Council Boy Scouts of America; California Science Center; California Chamber of Commerce; and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO).
Fohrer earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Southern California, and an M.B.A. from California State University-Los Angeles.