Ed Braxton has lived and worked in Northern Santa Barbara County for ten years. He has served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) since 2009. LVMC is the first operating district hospital in California, continuously operating since 1946, when it was created by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors.
Currently, LVMC employs approximately 750 people within the City of Lompoc and has most
recently completed integration of a major clinic location in Lompoc.
Born and raised in Philadelpia, Pennysylvania, Braxton received his Bachelor’s Degree from Temple University and his Master’s Degree from St. Joseph’s University. His career in the field of human resources management has included positions in financial services, transportation
management, and manufacturing. For the better part of two decades, his HR focus has been in the healthcare sector.
Braxton has three adult children with his wife Patricia. Currently, Ed is president of the Rotary
Club of Lompoc, and has been involved in governance for the Lompoc Family YMCA, the
Lompoc Valley Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau, and he is a past member of the Economic Development Committee and a current member of the City of Lompoc’s Public Safety Committee.