President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate John Bryson as the Secretary of U.S. Department of Commerce. Bryson will continue the department's mission to drive U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace, strengthen the international economic position of the U.S. and facilitate global trade by opening up new markets for U.S. goods and services.
Previously, Bryson served as chairman and CEO of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison and Edison Mission Group, from 1990 to 2008.
In addition, he is chairman of the board of BrightSource Energy, the Public Policy Institute of California and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California Board of Overseers. He also serves as co-chairman of the Pacific Council on International Policy.
Bryson is also a director of The Boeing Co., The Walt Disney Co. and Coda Automotive Inc., and is a senior advisor to KKR. He is a trustee of the California Institute of Technology and a director of The California Endowment and the W. M. Keck Foundation. He serves on the advisory board of Deutsche Bank Americas.