Joe Alderete, Vice Chair, Supplier Diversity
Southern California Edison.

Joseph F. Alderete has been the Manager of the Supplier Diversity Program for Southern California Edison for over 12 years. In this position, he oversees the Company’s Women and Minority Business Program. He insures compliance with all CPUC rules and regulations, and all public law relating to women and minority procurements. 

During this time, Edison International was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the top 15 companies in the United States for Asians, Blacks, and Hispanics, having won the highest percentage of spending with minority vendors.

He has worked for Edison for over 35 years. Before his current position, he worked in Procurement and Material Management as a Senior Procurement Agent, and was involved in the company’s "Strategic Sourcing" effort. He has also worked in our Human Resources and Transmission and Distribution departments.

He is the past Chairman of the Edison Electric Institute Minority Business Development Committee. He is on the board of directors of the Southern California Regional Purchasing Council and the National Council of Minorities in Energy. And is a member of the Asian Business Association, the Black Business Association, the Latin Business Association, the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the California Black Chamber of Commerce, the California American Indian Chamber of Commerce, the California Latino Caucus Institute, and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.



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