Robert Graham is the Manager of Policy, Planning and Infrastructure for Electric Transportation within the Transmission & Distribution Business Unit of Southern California Edison (SCE).
Prior to assuming his current role at SCE, Robert Graham was the manager of Electric Transportation at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, California. During his time at EPRI, Mr. Graham, in partnership with SCE and other national utility organizations, developed the nation's focus on Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV). In this PHEV introductory role, Mr. Graham traveled extensively throughout the United States and around the globe to provide education on the benefits of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles which are today being developed by the automotive industry in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Mr. Graham twice received EPRI's most prestigious Chauncey Award for innovation for his work on the development of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles.
Prior to working at EPRI, Mr. Graham established and was Project Manager on the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) financed Advanced Technology Transit Bus project which developed the first hybrid drive system in a heavy duty vehicle
In 2004, he was named by the transit industries "Metro Magazine" as one of the top 50 most influential people in public transit in the last 100 years. Mr. Graham holds an MBA from Pepperdine University.