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Interim Chief Executive Officer and President

Benjamin Fowke is the interim chief executive officer and president of AEP. He has been a member of AEP’s Board since February 2022. Previously, Fowke was chairman and CEO of Xcel for more than a decade until his retirement as CEO in August 2021. He remained executive chairman of the Xcel Board until December 2021. Fowke held a variety of leadership roles at Xcel including chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Fowke has a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Towson University and obtained his CPA in 1982. He is on the Board of Securian Financial and Energy Insurance Mutual and former chair of the Board of Edison Electric Institute.