AEP Leadership

  • Nicholas K. Akins

    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

    Nick Akins is AEP’s 11th chairman, 10th president, and sixth CEO in the company’s more than 100-year history. He is a member of AEP’s board of directors and is the only management representative on the board.

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  • Robert P. Powers

    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, American Electric Power

    Robert P. Powers is responsible for AEP Utilities; AEP Energy Partners; Customer Services, Marketing & Distribution Services; Generation; Nuclear Generation; Regulatory Services; Physical & Cybersecurity; and AEP Aviation.

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  • Brian X. Tierney

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Brian X. Tierney is responsible for corporate accounting, finance, fleet services, investor relations, planning and strategy, procurement/supply chain, and risk management.

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  • David M. Feinberg

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

    David M. Feinberg is responsible for all corporate legal affairs and supervision of AEP’s Legal Department.

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  • Lana L. Hillebrand

    Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, American Electric Power

    Lana L. Hillebrand is responsible for Corporate Communications, Information Technology, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Real Estate and Workplace Services, and Sustainability.

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  • Lisa M. Barton

    Executive Vice President - AEP Transmission

    Lisa M. Barton is responsible for AEP’s transmission organization, including field services, engineering, construction, planning and system operations, and new transmission business ventures. Barton also oversees AEP’s corporate Safety and Health program.

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  • Mark C. McCullough

    Executive Vice President - Generation

    Mark McCullough is responsible for AEP’s fossil, hydro and renewable generation; engineering, project and field services; fuel, emissions and logistics; and environmental services.

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  • Charles E. Zebula

    Executive Vice President - Energy Supply

    Chuck Zebula is responsible for AEP’s Commercial Operations, AEP Energy, the company's retail marketing unit, and AEP Energy Partners, the company's wholesale power marketing unit.

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  • Lonni L. Dieck

    Senior Vice President and Treasurer, American Electric Power

    Lonni Dieck is responsible for AEP’s treasury, corporate strategy, trusts and investment activities.

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  • Bruce Evans

    Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer

    Bruce Evans is responsible for Customer Services, Marketing and Distribution Services; Regulatory Services; Technology Business Development; and Infrastructure and Business Continuity.

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  • Dale Heydlauff

    Vice President - Corporate Communications, President - American Electric Power Foundation

    Dale Heydlauff is responsible for internal and external communications and oversight of corporate contributions and community relations.

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  • Tony Kavanagh

    Senior Vice President - Governmental Affairs

    Tony Kavanagh is responsible for formulating, coordinating and implementing the company's legislative and regulatory agenda at the federal and state level.

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