Andrew Baldonado is managing director of State Public Affairs at Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. He is responsible for developing policy and strategies to advocate the company’s position on critical state matters and overseeing the state public affairs team in Sacramento. He also directs political engagement and represents the company with several business and political organizations.
Previously, Baldonado led the State Government Affairs team at Anheuser-Busch, based in New York City. He started at A-B as director, local government affairs in 1998 in Los Angeles, was promoted to region vice president in 2005 based in Sacramento and was named vice president, state government affairs in 2010. At Anheuser-Busch, Baldonado managed the state governments affairs team, along with contract lobbyists in all 50 states. Key issues included sales & marketing, taxation, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. He also was responsible for engagement with state attorneys generals and Democratic/Republican Governors Associations.
Baldonado has served on the board of directors of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials Education Fund and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Foundation.
He graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in Political Science, and was selected as a Coro Fellow in Los Angeles. He resides in Sacramento with his wife Susan and they have two children.