Leanne Swanson is the Director of Employee & Contractor Safety at Southern California Edison (SCE). In that role she is responsible for Safety which is comprised of four main teams: Employee Field Safety; Contractor & Office Safety; Safety Programs & Compliance, Initiatives & Transformation; and Performance.
Previously, Leanne held multiple Principal Manager roles at SCE. In those positions she provided strategic direction and managed the teams responsible for the planning and operations of the electric distribution and substation infrastructure throughout the SCE system, including the interconnection of distributed resources. She began her career at SCE in 2000 and has held a variety of engineering, supervisory, and management positions throughout the Transmission and Distribution Organization.
Leanne earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona in 2001 and obtained her Professional Engineering license in 2005. In addition, she graduated from the Western Energy Institute (WEI) Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders program in 2007. In 2016 Leanne was named the Distinguished Alumna for the College of Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona.
Leanne has led the Women in Engineering Steering team at SCE and is the chair of the Women in Science and Engineering Program at Cal Poly Pomona.