FORA.tv Speaker - Bob Foster
Bob Foster is a widely-respected business and community leader who was elected as the 27th mayor of Long Beach in June, 2006.
He served as President of Southern California Edison before his retirement in 2006, after more than 20 years with the company. As an Edison executive, Mr. Foster led California's largest electric company through the 1999 energy crisis. During his tenure, Edison developed the largest renewable, clean energy programs (solar, geothermal, biomass and wind) in the U.S.
Mr. Foster began his career in public service as a staffer in the California State Senate and California Energy Commission, where he established statewide energy efficiency standards that are still in force today. He is a graduate of San Jose State University in public administration.
Prior to his election as mayor, Mr. Foster served as a trustee to the California State University system and remains active in a number of community and public policy organizations.
10.14.08 | 00:51:45 min
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