Pablo A. Vegas
President and COO AEP Ohio
850 Tech Center Drive
Gahanna, OH 43230
Pablo A. Vegas is president and chief operating officer for AEP Ohio, serving nearly 1.5 million customers in Ohio. He has responsibility for distribution operations, safety and a wide range of customer and regulatory relationships.
Previously he was vice president and chief information officer for American Electric Power, responsible for development and support of AEP's software applications and operation of AEP's information technology infrastructure.
From 2008 to 2010, he was president and chief operating officer for AEP Texas, overseeing distribution operations serving nearly one million electricity consumers in south and west Texas as well as the operating unit’s safety, customer services, marketing, communications, community affairs, governmental affairs, and regulatory functions.
Prior to this, Vegas served as director of strategic planning, working cross functionally to formulate AEP’s short and long term strategic plans. Since joining AEP in 2005, Vegas has held leadership positions in Information Technology and Finance, leading both the Corporate IT Planning and Commercial Operations IT Planning organizations. In these roles, he focused on continual process improvements and driving increased value through AEP’s technology investments.
Before joining AEP, Vegas held senior leadership positions with IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Andersen Consulting. In his last position with IBM, as associate partner - communications sector, Vegas had responsibility for delivering process and technology solutions within the energy sector.
Vegas currently serves as Chairman on the Board of Trustees for the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Central Ohio, Columbus 2020 and the American Heart Association-Columbus. He is currently a member of the Strategic Partners Alliance for the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University and has a seat on the Advisory Council for the College of Engineering at the Ohio State University. Previously he has served on the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Coastal Bend, the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation, the U.S.S. Lexington, the Association of Electric Companies in Texas, the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association and the Christus Spohn Health System. He also served as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Del Mar College Foundation.
Vegas attended the AEP Strategic Leadership program at The Ohio State University and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. He lives with his wife and three children in Columbus, Ohio.