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Over the years, AEP has been honored with recognition from some of the nation’s most respected organizations, publications and advocacy groups. Every day presents us with a new opportunity to exceed expectations – and it’s an endeavor we tackle with great pride and genuine enthusiasm. Our recent awards include:

Business & Innovation

Edison Electric Institute:
Edison Award

7x winner

Columbus Education Association:
Innovator in Education Award

Fortune Magazine:
World’s Most Admired Companies in Electric and Gas Utilities Sector

9x winner

J.D. Power Utility Website Evaluation Study:
Top-Ranked Utility Company in Overall Ease of Website Use

4x winner

Site Selection Magazine:
Top 10 Utilities for Economic Development

10x winner

Diversity & Inclusion

2020 Women on Boards:
Winning Company for Commitment to Board Diversity

2x winner

Gender-Equality Index

5x inclusion

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption:
Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace in the Energy and Utilities sector

8x winner

The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service:
HIRE Vets Gold Medallion

Disability Equality Index (DEI):
Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion

5x winner

Forbes Magazine:
Best Employers for Women
Best Employers for Diversity
Best Large Employers
Best-in-State Employers
Best Employer for New Grads

Exceptional Workplace Award

4x winner

Human Rights Campaign:
Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

4x winner

JUST Capital:
Top 100 U.S. Companies for Workforce Equity and Mobility

Minority Engineer Magazine:
Top 50 Private-Sector Employers

National Association of Female Executives

5x winner

U.S. Veterans Magazine: Best of the Best:
Top Veteran-Friendly Companies

2x winner

VETS Indexes:
3 Star Employer

Victory Media:
Top 100 Military Friendly Employer

12x winner

Women’s Forum of New York:
Corporate Champion for Board Diversity

Working Mother Magazine:
100 Best Companies for Working Mothers

5x winner

Working Mother Magazine:
Best Companies for Multicultural Women Best Companies for Women of Color

4x winner


Burning Glass Institute:
American Opportunity Index

JUST 100

3x winner

Investor’s Business Daily:
Best ESG Companies

Most Responsible Companies

2x winner

Pollinator Partnership:
Pollinator Electric Power Award

Community Service

Columbus Business First:
Corporate Citizenship Award

Edison Electric Institute:
Emergency Assistance/Recovery Awards

8x winner

Operation Feed:
AEP/IBEW Award of Excellence Director's Choice Award for AEP and IBEW Local 1466 campaign

3x winner

Smart Business:
Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service

Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Ohio Chapter:
National Philanthropy Day