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President and COO Public Service Company of Oklahoma

Peggy Simmons is president and chief operating officer of Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO). In this position, she has responsibility for all aspects of electric service for PSO's more than 550,000 customers. These include distribution operations, safety, customer service, communications, external affairs and regulatory functions. At PSO, we're improving our customers' experience, strengthening communities and energizing our employees to create a brighter future together.

Prior to her current role, Simmons was manager of regulatory commodity sourcing for AEP Ohio. She also served as manager of renewable energy in AEP's competitive business. Simmons joined AEP in 1999 as an energy trading scheduler in Commercial Operations.

She earned a bachelor's degree in economics from The Ohio State University and a master's degree in public policy and administration from Central Michigan University. She is a graduate of The Executive Program-Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and is a member of the G100 Next Generation Leadership program.

Community service has been a vital part of Simmons' career. She currently serves on the boards of directors for the Tulsa Area United Way, the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce and the State Chamber of Oklahoma, Tulsa County, and on the board of trustees for the Tulsa Community Foundation.