From helping to prevent a Y2K disaster as a Capitol Hill staffer to securing the Smart Grid with one of the Nation’s largest utilities, David has over 15 years of experience in the technology policy arena. Throughout, David has sought to break otherwise complicated problems into simple, discrete issues that can be addressed and solved with less hand wringing and more action.
Currently, David is the leader of SCE’s Reliability and Cybersecurity Department, which ensures that the systems responsible for meeting the electricity needs of 14 million Californians run smoothly and are secure. David’s team is responsible for addressing the current and future regulatory policy needs and ensuring the reliable operation and security of SCE’s power plants, commodities trade floor, and corporate functions (including procurement, fleet services, real estate, and vendor management).
Previously, David led the team working on the regulatory matters surrounding SCE’s $6 billion annual participation in energy commodities markets. This work required leading a team that reconciled state and Federal regulation from nearly a dozen regulatory bodies with competing goals and political directives. Before joining SCE management, David served as legal counsel to SCE on reliability and cybersecurity matters, energy market regulation, infrastructure project development, and related matters.
David is sought-after in the field, serving as a frequent guest speaker on issues of grid reliability and cybersecurity and is currently a member of the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute’s Advisory Board as well as the State Bar of California’s Committee on Group Insurance Programs, which advises the State Bar’s Board of Trustees on addressing risk management issues.
David is also active in his local community, serving as a Fellow of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, a member of Hillsides’ H100, and is an active alumni leader of Long Beach City College, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and the Georgetown University Law Center. Recently, Long Beach City College honored David as Alumni of the Decade.