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AEP Announces Executive Succession

  • CFO Julie A. Sloat named president effective immediately, CEO effective Jan. 1
  • Nicholas K. Akins will become executive chair Jan. 1

American Electric Power’s Board of Directors has appointed Julie A. Sloat president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. She has been elected chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Sloat is AEP’s 11th president and will become the seventh CEO in the company’s 116-year history. She is currently executive vice president and CFO. The company expects to name a new CFO before Jan. 1.

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AEP Completes Sale of Cardinal Plant Unit 1

American Electric Power has completed the sale of the 595-megawatt (MW) Cardinal Plant Unit 1 in Brilliant, Ohio, from AEP Generation Resources, the company’s competitive generation affiliate, to Buckeye Power.

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AEP Names Hawkins Vice President of Finance & Treasury

American Electric Power has named Renee V. Hawkins vice president – Finance & Treasury, effective Aug. 6.

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Big Brother Brandon Webber Recognized for Mentorship

Brandon Webber received Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Oklahoma's 2022 Matt Burtelow Award for his commitment to mentorship.

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