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Gaddi Holguin Vasquez

Gaddi Holguin Vasquez, American utilities executive, former ambassador.


  • Vasquez, Gaddi Holguin was born on January 22, 1955 in Carrizo Springs, Texas, United States.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, Rancho Santiago Community College, 1972. Bachelor in Public Service Management, University Redlands, 1980. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University LaVerne, 2003.


    • Police officer City of Orange, California, 1975-1979. Coordinator community relations, manager's office City of Riverside, 1979-1981. Executive assistant Orange County Board Supervisors, 3d District, 1981-1985, member, 1987—1995.

      Area manager Southern California Edison Company, 1985. Hispanic liaison to Governor George Deukmejian, State of California, Sacramento, 1985, from deputy appointments secretary to chief deputy appointments secretary Sacaramento, 1985-1987. Director Peace Corps, Washington, 2002—2006.

      United States representative to United Nations Agencies for Food & Agriculture United States Department State, Rome, 2006—2009. Vice president public affairs Southern California Edison Company (SCE), since 2009. Member Transportation Corridor Agencies Board, 1987-1993, local agency formation commission, 1988-1993, chairman 1990-1991.

      Member California Film Commission, 1988-1991, California Council Criminal Justice, since 1989. Founder, co-chair, Orange County Health Care Task Force, since 1990. With White House Fellowships Commission, 1990-1991.

      Co-chairman Orange County Congestion Management Policy Task Force, since 1990. Board directors Orange County Transportation Authority, 1991-1995, executive committee 1992-1995, vice chairman 1993-1995. Regional advisory and planning council, 1991-1995, vice chairman 1992, chairman 1993.

      Official observer Armenian Independence elections, 1991.


    Board directors Future Leaders American, Southwest Voter Research Institute, california First Amendment Coalition, Orange County Boy Scout Council, Southern Area Foster Care Effort, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Opera Pacific. Trustee American Council Young Political Leaders. Advisory board Pediatric Cancer Research Found, Orange County Juvenile Connection Project, California Office Traffic Safety, The Salvation Army Orange County, Project AERO, Constitutional Rights Foundation Orange County.

    Community council Prentice Day School. Honorary advisory board Adam Walsh Center. Honorary board governors Bower Museum.

    Leadership council Orange County Points Light.


    • Married Elaine Vasquez. 1 child, Jason.
    • spouse: Elaine Vasquez
    • child: Jason Vasquez
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    Born January 22, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1972
      Rancho Santiago Community College
    • 1980
      University Redlands
    • 2003
      University LaVerne
    • 1975 - 1979
      Police officer, City of Orange
      California, United States
    • 1979 - 1981
      coordinator, community relations
    • 1981 - 1985
      executive, assistant Orange County Board Supervisors
    • 1985
      hispanic liaison to Governor George Deukmejian
      Sacramento, California, United States
    • 1985
      area manager, Southern California Edison Company
    • 2002 - 2006
      director, Peace Corps
      Washington, United States
    • 2006 - 2009
      United States representative to United Nations Agencies for Food & Agriculture United States Department State
      Rome, New York, United States
    • 2009
      vice president, public affairs Southern California Edison Company (SCE)
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