Tarrance Frierson
Principal Manager of Supplier Diversity and Development
Southern California Edison Co.

Frierson Southern California Edison Co.’s Supplier Diversity and Development activities, which include supplier development, contract opportunities and targeted outreach. Previously, he was a manager of Supplier Diversity at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Prior to that, he held several positions at SCE, including senior supplier diversity and inclusion consultant, supplier diversity manager, project manager and senior claims representative. His background includes managing all aspects of SCE’s supplier development initiative, from program design to resource management; leading the supplier diversity annual report project and goal planning efforts for the organization; and managing SCE’s relationship with key external stakeholders. Frierson has a bachelor of science degree in corporate and institutional finance from Ball State University, a master’s degree in leadership and management from the University of La Verne and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. He serves on several advisory boards and councils, including chair of Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s Utility Advisory Council, National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s Procurement Corporate Advisory council, and Asian Business Association-Los Angeles’ board.