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Orange County United Way Announces New Board Member

Orange County United Way Announces New Board Member

Irvine, CA. (February 12, 2024) – Orange County United Way today announced the election of Cody Tubbs as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Tubbs was elected at the Board of Directors Special Meeting, which took place on January 11. He will serve a three-year term ending in 2027.

“I am eager to welcome Cody Tubbs to our esteemed Board of Directors, especially given his expertise in public affairs and great leadership experience,” said Susan B. Parks, President and CEO of Orange County United Way. “His unique insights as a leader in California will strengthen our board’s capabilities and foster the advancement of our organization so that we can continue to enhance lives in Orange County.”

Tubbs is Director of Public Affairs at Edison International, which is the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. He is currently head of Local Government Relations at SCE. In his more than a decade-long utility career, Tubbs has led teams of government relations managers responsible for representing the company to local governments, educating and engaging community stakeholders, and resolving key issues, including in Orange County.

Tubbs is deeply committed to community involvement, previously serving as the Deputy City Manager for the City of Elk Grove, California; Regional Public Affairs Representative for the League of California Cities; and an aide to the late California Congressman Robert Matsui. Joining Orange County United Way’s Board of Directors is a natural extension of his desire to better the community where he has lived for nearly 15 years.

Tubbs graduated cum laude from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, with a degree in Political Science, and interned at the White House and for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. He currently serves as an elected executive committee member of The Public Affairs Council Board of Directors.

“I’m privileged to join the distinguished leaders on the Board of Directors of Orange County United Way, and to help to make a long and lasting impact in our Orange County community,” said Tubbs. “Edison International is a proud supporter of this incredible organization that fosters long-term positive change, and I am excited to play a part in its future.”

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For a century, Orange County United Way has been a beacon of hope, building stronger, successful communities by focusing on breaking barriers and improving lives for everyone who lives here. Through our key initiatives—United for Student Success℠, United for Financial Security℠, and United to End Homelessness℠—we are working to ensure local students succeed, OC families gain financial security, and our neighbors experiencing homelessness find a place to call home. We also offer vital support via 2-1-1 Orange County (211OC), a key service that connects thousands of our most vulnerable residents with health and human service resources. Throughout 2024, Orange County United Way is commemorating 100 years of community impact via our Journey to 100 centennial celebration as we prepare for another century of caring for each other #TheOCWay.


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