Dennis J. Thurston boasts an impressive 34-year career with Southern California Edison (SCE), joining in August 1987. For the past 21 years, he has excelled as a Supplier Diversity Program Manager, facilitating understanding of SCE’s procurement practices for small and diverse businesses. With 12 years of prior experience at Consolidated Edison in New York, Thurston brings a wealth of expertise.
Dennis Thurston’s outstanding contributions have garnered recognition, including the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California. In 2017, he was named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year and received the Above & Beyond Bravo Zulu Award at the Veterans In Business Network National Conference. His dedication was further acknowledged with the Edison Award in 2009 for embodying Edison International’s values. Thurston’s commitment extends to community mentorship, supporting small and diverse businesses in career development and entrepreneurship for over two decades. Additionally, he has served as an off-ice official for the National Hockey League (NHL) for the past 25 years.
Company: Southern California Edison