STUART R. HEMPHILL
Senior Vice President, Power Supply and Operational Services
Southern California Edison
As senior vice president of Power Supply and Operational Services at Southern California Edison (SCE), Hemphill
is responsible for overseeing the development and operation of the company’s hydroelectric, solar, and natural gas
generating plants; the procurement of conventional and renewable power contracts; and the planning, management,
and dispatch of SCE’s overall resource portfolio. He is also responsible for supply chain, supplier diversity, corporate
real estate, logistics, warehousing, and transportation services.
Previously, Hemphill was acting chief fnancial offcer of SCE in addition to these duties. He also held positions of senior
vice president of Power Supply, senior vice president of Power Procurement, and vice president of Renewable and
Alternative Power. He held management positions at Edison International and SCE in the strategic planning, resource
planning, and business development organizations.
Hemphill serves on the Boards of the California Power Exchange, The Huntington Library, AbilityFirst, and the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House.
Hemphill earned an MBA at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at California State
STEVEN L. EDWARDS
Chairman, President & CEO
Black & Veatch
Since joining Black & Veatch in 1978, Steven L. Edwards has been responsible for a variety of global projects and business
lines. He joined the company’s Board of Directors in 2012. Edwards was named Chief Operating Offcer in March 2013 in
a transition role before becoming Chairman, President and CEO on 27 November 2013, succeeding Len C. Rodman.
Edwards’ previous role was Executive Vice President responsible for business development and operations for Black
& Veatch’s engineering, procurement and construction business in energy. Additional previous roles include Director
of Engineering and Procurement, Manager of Projects, and Director of Americas region. He has also held project
management responsibilities for a variety of major power generation projects in Asia and the Americas. He is a registered
professional engineer and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of
Missouri in 1978.
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