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Executive Vice President– Energy Services

Chris Beam is executive vice president of Energy Services and is responsible for American Electric Powers’s generation, transmission, nuclear, supply chain, procurement, fleet, and safety and health organizations.

Most recently, he was president and chief operating officer of Appalachian Power, where he oversaw the company’s distribution operations and a wide range of customer and regulatory relationships. Beam also served as vice president - Projects, Controls & Construction, responsible for all aspects of project management, project controls, commissioning and construction activities within AEP’s Generation organization.

Previously, he was managing director - Projects & Construction, from November 2010 to January 2013. In this role he was responsible for project management of the Western fleet, all new generating projects, and the commissioning and construction activities within the Generation organization.

Beam received a bachelor’s degree in Technical Management from DeVry University. He has completed the Executive Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, the AEP Management Development Program at The Ohio State University, the AEP Leadership Program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and is a member of the Leadership Columbus class of 2014. He is a Certified Project Management Professional.