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Christopher Thompson

Chris Thompson is vice president of local public affairs for Southern California Edison, responsible for community and government relations at the municipal and county levels. He has served in several leadership roles since joining Edison International in 2013. During 2013 and 2014, he served as vice president for decommissioning at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. In that role, he led the development and implementation of an integrated strategy for all technical, external, financial, regulatory, and legal tasks related to the plant’s decommissioning. He also worked at Edison Water Resources, an Edison International subsidiary. Previously, he served as chief of staff to US Senator Dianne Feinstein in Washington, DC. He was the senator’s principal advisor and oversaw all office operations, including the legislative agenda, communications, and political strategy. During his 10 years on her staff, he developed significant expertise in water, energy, and environmental policy. Prior positions include executive director of a nonprofit agency designed to improve US–United Nations relations and humanitarian efforts related to landmine removal. He also worked on the Capitol Hill staff of US Representative Julian Dixon. He serves on several boards, including the board of trustees of PBS SoCal, California Science Center, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and Coalition for Clean Air. He majored in political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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