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Ambassador Gaddi Vasquez

Board Member

Ambassador Gaddi H. Vasquez joined IRI’s board in 2018.  He is the former  senior vice president of Government Affairs for Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, and its parent company, Edison International.

He served as U.S. Ambassador and permanent representative to United Nations Agencies based in Rome, where he managed a U.S. multi-agency team responsible for oversight of U.N. Organizations. From 2002-2006, Ambassador Vasquez served as Director of the United States Peace Corps where he led the international volunteer service organization with volunteers and staff serving in 78 countries. He also served on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. 

He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Public Policy Institute of California, the Pat Brown Institute, Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts, the national advisory board for the Salvation Army, and the board of trustees of Chapman University.

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