Beverly Ryder, founding board member, is a retired executive with more than 35 years of corporate experience in the utility and banking industries.
Ms. Ryder retired as the Corporate Secretary of Edison International and its utility subsidiary, Southern California Edison Company. She also served as the company’s vice-president of community involvement, overseeing its philanthropic and employee volunteer activities.
As Corporate Secretary, Ryder served as secretary to the board of directors and staffed the CEO at all board and committee meetings. She and her team were responsible for the preparation and coordination of the content and preparations for all board meetings and the annual meeting of shareholders.
Ryder has had extensive nonprofit experience as a board member of numerous community and civic organizations, currently serving as a vice-chair of the board of Claremont Graduate University and as chair of the Trusteeship Committee. She sits on the advisory councils of the Colburn School Society and the Community Engagement Committee, and is a member of the Stanford University LEAD fundraising council.
Her previous board and leadership positions have included: Trustee emeritus, Stanford University; board member and audit committee chair, The Colburn School; board president, National Women’s Hall of Fame; commissioner, Western Association of Senior Colleges and Universities accreditation commission, and commissioner, Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System. Ryder also has served as a board member of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, CORO, Encore.org, the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Los Angeles Urban League, and the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles.
Ryder earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Stanford University.