Tom Higgins

Executive Chairman

As executive chairman, Tom interfaces with key policy advisors, land use consultants, city planning representatives, community stakeholders, and government officials.

He has served as a senior vice president of Edison International and its subsidiary, Southern California Edison. He has also had a long career and deep experience in government relations and community affairs.

Earlier in his career, Tom served in the administration of President Carter beginning as a senior executive at the Department of Health Education and Welfare, where he was director of Region VII, and at the Department of Health and Human Services, as associate commissioner of the Social Security Administration. His service culminated as a presidential appointee on the White House Senior Staff, where he served as deputy secretary to the Cabinet.

As a seasoned entrepreneur, Tom served as president and CEO of Prosetta Antiviral, a biotech drug development company based in San Francisco, CA. He currently serves on the board of directors for Prosetta, Akonni Biosystems, SCAN Health Plan, I’m In Control, and The Zen Hospice Project.

Tom also serves as on the board of the SCAN Health Foundation, an independent philanthropy focused on reform of long-term care in America. He is a member of the board of trustees of St. Ambrose University, where he graduated cum laude.