Leadership & Strategy

Leadership Message

“The energy business has changed dramatically during the past few years and so has AEP. These changes have led to some positive outcomes, including greater fuel diversity, environmental gains, new jobs and grid modernization.”

- Nick Akins, President and Chief Executive Officer

Board Members

AEP’s Board of Directors

From Left to Right:

John F. Turner, Lionel L. Nowell III, Steve Rasmussen, Richard C. Notebaert, Linda A. Goodspeed, Oliver G. Richard III, Thomas E. Hoaglin, Nick Akins, Michael G. Morris, James F. Cordes, Sandra Beach Lin, Richard L. Sandor, Ralph D. Crosby, Jr., David J. Anderson, Sara Martinez Tucker

Our Philosophy

AEP has been in business for more than a century. Our job is to produce and deliver electricity safely and reliably to more than 5.3 million customers in 11 states. Today, there is no statement more relevant in describing our business, our commitment to our customers and our contributions to society as that made by George N. Tidd, president of American Gas & Electric, in 1934. The company was renamed American Electric Power in 1958. This philosophy continues to guide us today.

“Our job is generating electricity and getting it to where it's used. We're in this business because it is concerned with the supply of a fundamental requirement of modern living, because it's an honorable one, because we like it, and because we want to earn a living at it.

We aim to give one kind of service to everyone... the best that's possible. That means supplying our customers with what they want when they want it. It means being courteous at all times and maintaining attractive, easy-to-do-business-with offices.

It means doing everything we can to keep complaints from arising, and it means prompt and fair handling of those that do.

We are a citizen of each community we serve and take an active part in its affairs. Like any other citizen, we want our neighbors to think well of us. Besides, it makes good business sense. We prosper only as the community prospers; so we help it thrive in every way we can.

Such is our job as we see it. We are trying to do it well and to do it better all the time.”

George N. Tidd

History Of AEP

2012: A Year of Transition and Progress

There will always be challenges or hurdles to overcome, but we are ready for new opportunities. Our focus is on executing our strategy to grow and invest in our regulated businesses; deliver superior service to our customers; provide a collaborative, rewarding work environment for our employees; develop our competitive businesses and deliver value to our shareholders.

AEP Capital Investments

AEP Capital Investments
$ in millions

The New Turk Power Plant

The 600-MW John W. Turk, Jr., Power Plant in southwestern Arkansas is among the nation’s cleanest, most efficient pulverized coal plants.

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