Michael Manning currently leads a division of 50+ HR professionals performing various functions in HR strategy and services for Edison International. Additionally, Manning serves as an adjunct professor teaching graduate level HR & Drucker MBA students 3 courses on Analytics Metrics & Measurements, Workforce Planning Talent Management, and Financial Analysis for HR at Claremont Graduate University.
Prior to joining Edison, Manning held roles in engineering, operations management, and HR with Siemens and Merck. Before that, he was part of a seven-person start-up company which raised over $60 million from JP Morgan, successfully taking the company from concept to launching manufacturing and distribution of product to major retail chains in 14 states. He draws on this broad set of experiences to bridge finance, engineering and operations concepts to HR challenges.
He is a recipient of a Best Practice Award in HR Analytics & Strategic Workforce Planning from the Best Practice Institute. The work done by him and his team has been the topic of case studies by The Conference Board, Deloitte, and the Best Practice Institute and covered in the Journal of the International Association for Human Resource Management (IHRIM).
Manning holds an M.B.A. with Beta Gamma Sigma honors from California State University in Operations & Supply Chain Management and a B.S. from the University of Utah. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and is a certified ISO 9000 auditor and SPHR.