Catherine Curtis

Catherine Curtis is a public affairs professional with more than 25 years of experience in a range of areas including internal and external communications, emergency preparedness and response, organizational change, project management and corporate anthropology.  At Southern California Edison since 2003, Curtis began as a project manager in IT.  In 2006, Cathy moved to Corporate Communications where she spent four years supporting the company’s SAP-based ERP implementation, the last year as manager of the communication team.

In 2013, Curtis moved to Public Affairs where she developed departmental proficiency in using emergency planning and response as a positive engagement channel with local governments. Cathy is a four-time Edison Chairman’s Award Nominee and an alumnus of Explore – an Edison leadership program for high-potential employees.

Prior to joining SCE, Curtis held both individual contributor and leadership roles in a variety of technology organizations including SmithKline Beckman, Santiago Data Systems and Earthlink and led a technology consulting firm for many years.  She has also owned and operated a functional art gallery and served her community as a Planning Commissioner.  With degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Film, Curtis also has PMI and MCSE training and a certificate in public participation.

When not leading proactive engagement and crisis management activities at Edison, Curtis is an active volunteer in her community and recently completed a masters’ degree in Ethical Leadership at Claremont Lincoln University. One of Cathy’s favorite activities is turning thoughts into things.