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American Electric Power Company Inc (AEP.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nicholas Akins

59 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Brian Tierney

52 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Lana Hillebrand

59 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

David Feinberg

50 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Lisa Barton

54 2019 Executive Vice President - Utilities

Paul Chodak

56 2019 Executive Vice President - Generation

Mark McCullough

60 2019 Executive Vice President - Transmission

Charles Patton

60 2017 Executive Vice President - External Affairs for AEP

Charles Zebula

59 2013 Executive Vice President - Energy Supply

Therace Risch

47 2020 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer,

Stephen Swick

50 2020 Vice President, Chief Security Officer

Thomas Hoaglin

70 2012 Lead Independent Director

David Anderson

70 2011 Independent Director

J. Barnie Beasley

68 2014 Independent Director

Ralph Crosby

72 2006 Independent Director

Art Garcia

59 2019 Independent Director

Linda Goodspeed

58 2005 Independent Director

Sandra Lin

62 2012 Independent Director

Margaret McCarthy

66 2018 Independent Director

Richard Notebaert

72 2011 Independent Director

Steve Rasmussen

67 2012 Independent Director

Oliver Richard

67 2013 Independent Director

Sara Tucker

64 2009 Independent Director

Darcy Reese

2019 Managing Director, AEP Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Nicholas Akins

Mr. Nicholas K. Akins serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective Nov. 12, 2011. Prior to this, Akins was vice president -- energy marketing services, responsible for directing the activities of Market Development, including the transmission marketing and services functions, and Energy Delivery External Affairs including community affairs, economic development, and advocacy for regulatory and legislative positions within Energy Delivery. Akins also was vice president -- industry restructuring for AEP, responsible for enterprise program management for restructuring initiatives in preparation for customer choice in AEP's various jurisdictions. Before Central and South West Corp.'s (CSW) merger with AEP, he served in director and manager roles within CSW and its operating companies mergers and acquisitions, industry restructuring, fuels, system dispatch operations and system planning. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1982 from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston and a master's degree in electrical engineering in 1986 also from Louisiana Tech. He has completed executive management programs at Louisiana State University, the University of Idaho and the Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves as vice chairman of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and on the boards of the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Wexner Center for the Arts and the National Association of Manufacturers. He was Executive Vice President – Generation from September 2006 to December 2010.

Brian Tierney

Lana Hillebrand

Ms. Lana L. Hillebrand serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. She was Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. Previously served as South Region leader – Senior Partner at Aon Hewitt since 2010. Was U.S. Consulting Client Development leader – managing principal at Aon Hewitt from 2008-2010. Hillebrand has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and has completed executive programs at Columbia University and Harvard University. Previously served as South Region leader-Senior Partner at Aon Hewitt from 2010 to 2012.

David Feinberg

Mr. David M. Feinberg serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He has been Executive Vice President since January 2013. He was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from January 2012 to December 2012 and Senior Vice President and General Counsel of AEPSC from May 2011 to December 2011. Previously served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Allegheny Energy, Inc. from 2006 to 2011.

Lisa Barton

Ms. Lisa M. Barton serves as Executive Vice President - Utilities of the Company. She has served in her current role since 2011 and previously held several leadership positions in AEP Transmission. She joined AEP in 2006 from Northeast Utilities. Barton earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering fromWorcester Polytechnic InstituteinWorcester, Massachusetts, and a juris doctorate degree fromSuffolk UniversityLaw School inBoston. She completed the Harvard Mediation Program for the Instruction of Lawyers, the Executive Program-Darden School of Business at theUniversity of Virginiaand the Nuclear Reactor Technology Program atMIT. A former International Women's Foundation Fellow and member of G100 Next Generation Leadership, Barton is a current member of C200. She serves as chair of the boards of directors for Reliability First and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and is a board member of the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Paul Chodak

Mr. Paul Chodak III serves as Executive Vice President - Generation of the Company. He has served in his current role since 2016 and previously was president and chief operating officer of AEP subsidiaries Indiana Michigan Power and Southwestern Electric Power Co. Chodak joined AEP in 2001 from Los Alamos National Laboratory. He earned a doctorate degree in nuclear engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master's degree in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering with honors fromWorcester Polytechnic Institute. Chodak completedMIT'sReactor Technology Course for Utility Executives and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He is a member of the board of trustees ofCapital Universityand the board of directors of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.

Mark McCullough

Mr. Mark C. McCullough serves as Executive Vice President - Transmission of the Company. He has served as Executive Vice President - Generation of AEPSC, a subsidiary of the Company effective Jan. 1, 2019. He has led AEP's Generation organization since 2011. He began his career at AEP in 1981 and has served in a variety of leadership positions in Generation. McCullough has a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering fromRose Hulman Institute of TechnologyinTerre Haute, Indiana, and completed the MIT Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives. He serves as a member of the boards of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute, the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, HomePort, the Columbus Housing Partnership and the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation. McCullough also serves on the board of Grace Fellowship Church.

Charles Patton

Mr. Charles R. Patton serves as Executive Vice President - External Affairs for AEP of the Company. He was Executive Vice President of Appalachian Power. Mr. Patton served as senior vice president - Regulatory and Public Policy since July 1, 2008. From 2004 to 2008, Patton was president and chief operating officer for AEP Texas. Prior to this, he was state president - Texas. From 2002 to 2004, Patton was vice president of governmental affairs. He joined CSW in 1995 to become director of state government affairs for the CSW system. Prior to joining CSW, Patton spent nearly 11 years in the energy and telecommunications business with Houston Industries/Houston Lighting & Power. Mr. Patton received a bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and a master's degree from the LBJ School of Public Policy at the University of Texas in Austin. He completed, with honors, special undergraduate programs relating to urban planning and government at Boston University, Harvard University and American University.

Charles Zebula

Mr. Charles E. Zebula serves as Executive Vice President - Energy Supply of the Company. He was Senior Vice President – Investor Relations and Treasurer from September 2008 to December 2012.

Therace Risch

Ms. Therace M. Risch has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, of the Company effective 5/11/2020. She was most recently executive vice president and chief information officer for J.C. Penney Co. (JCPenney) where she was responsible for the overall vision, strategic direction, and tactical execution of all of the company's information technology systems and teams. She was a key leader in the company's stabilization and turn around by providing new solutions to help the company compete in the rapidly evolving online business environment. Before joining JCPenney, Risch served as executive vice president and chief information officer at COUNTRY Financial, an insurance and investment services provider, where she led the strategy, planning, security and support of technology capabilities serving over one million households and businesses. Risch also spent 10 years at Target Corp. in various technology roles of increasing responsibility, including her last position as vice president of technology delivery services, where she was responsible for the end-to-end execution of technology programs for stores, merchandising, supply chain, and other business functions. She began her career with West Publishing, owned by Thomson Reuters Corp., and held several positions with the St. Paul Companies prior to joining Target.

Stephen Swick

Mr. Stephen L. Swick serves as Vice President, Chief Security Officer of the Company. He has been director, Cybersecurity Intelligence & Defense for AEP since 2016. He has helped lead and build AEP's cybersecurity program in progressive management positions since 1998 when he joined the company as manager of cybersecurity. Before joining AEP, Swick served as a security and intelligence expert for the U.S. Air Force for 10 years and served as one of the original members of the U.S. Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team. Swick received two Commendation Medals during his career with the U.S. Air Force. Swick earned a Bachelor of Science and also is pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Capella University .

Thomas Hoaglin

Mr. Thomas E. Hoaglin serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is Retired chairman and chief executive officer of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, a bank holding company (2001-2009). Member, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council of the National Association of Corporate Directors. A director of The Gorman-Rupp Company.

David Anderson

Mr. David John Anderson serves as Independent Director of the Company. Former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Nielsen Holdings plc, a leading global information, data and measurement company (September 2018 - December 2019). Former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, a leading biotechnology company, from December 2016 to August 2017. Previously, chief financial officer from 2003 until his retirement in 2014 of Honeywell International, a diversified technology and manufacturing company. While at Honeywell, Mr. Anderson was responsible for the company’s corporate finance activities including tax, accounting, treasury, audit, investments, financial planning, acquisitions and real estate. Through his finance leadership positions, Mr. Anderson brings to the Board relevant experience in the areas of management and executive leadership and experience in developing and executing strategy. His extensive finance expertise provides valuable insight in the areas of financial reporting and accounting and controls.

J. Barnie Beasley

Mr. J. Barnie Beasley, Jr., is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Beasley served as an independent nuclear safety and operations expert to the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, a large electric utility in the southeastern United States, from 2011 to 2014. Retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Nuclear Operating Company, the nuclear operating company subsidiary of an electric utility (2004-2008). Advisor to EnergySolutions, Inc., a nuclear services company (2014-2019). Mr. Beasley brings to the Board decades of experience in the nuclear and utility industries, including high level executive management and business oversight experience. He has substantial experience working with federal government administrators, which provides valuable insights in governmental and regulatory issues. His extensive experience in operations provides insights in risk management, safety, personnel development and environmental matters. His experience in the nuclear industry also provides him substantial experience in physical security and cybersecurity.

Ralph Crosby

Mr. Ralph Dozier Crosby Jr. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Retired chairman of EADS North America, Inc., an aerospace company (2002-2011). Retired chief executive officer of EADS North America, Inc. (2002-2009). Previous senior operating role at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Mr. Crosby brings to the Board significant senior management and operations experience through his roles as chief executive officer in the highly regulated aerospace and defense industries. He has a deep understanding of the complexities of operating a global business, including strategic planning, regulatory and legislative and public policy matters. Through his career in the aerospace industry, he has experience in technology and innovation.

Art Garcia

Mr. Art A. Garcia CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. He served as Ryder's CFO from 2010 to April 2019 , overseeing finance, audit, strategic sourcing, investor relations and corporate strategy functions. Prior to being named CFO, he was senior vice president and controller for Ryder. Garcia joined Ryder in 1997 and held several positions of increasing responsibility in accounting, including group director of accounting services. Garcia began his career with accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand LLP. Garcia is a Florida Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Florida State University . He also serves as a director for ABM Industries and Elanco Animal Health.

Linda Goodspeed

Ms. Linda A. Goodspeed serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Goodspeed was the Managing partner of Wealthstrategies Financial Advisors, LLC since 2008. Retired senior vice president and chief information officer of The ServiceMaster Company, a residential and commercial service company (2011-2013). From 2008 to 2011, vice president of information systems of Nissan North America, Inc., an automobile manufacturer. A director of Columbus McKinnon Corp, AutoZone, Inc., and Global Power Equipment Group.

Sandra Lin

Ms. Sandra Beach Lin serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is Retired chief executive officer of Calisolar, Inc., a solar silicon company (2010-2011). Executive vice president, then corporate executive vice president of Celanese Corporation, a global hybrid chemical company (2007-2010). Previous senior operating roles at Avery Dennison, Alcoa and Honeywell. Member, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair Advisory Council of the National Association of Corporate Directors. A director of WESCO International and PolyOne Corporation.

Margaret McCarthy

Ms. Margaret M. McCarthy serves as Independent Director of the Company. She was the Executive Vice President – Technology Integration of CVS Health Corporation since December 2018, supporting the technology organization through a period of transition following the completion of CVS’ acquisition of Aetna, Inc. Executive vice president of operations and technology for Aetna, Inc., a diversified health care benefits company (2010 – 2018). Prior to joining Aetna in 2003, she served in information technology-related roles at CIGNA Healthcare and Catholic Health Initiatives. Ms. McCarthy was responsible for innovation, technology, data security, procurement, real estate and service operations at Aetna. Ms. McCarthy also worked in technology consulting at Accenture and was a consulting partner at Ernst & Young. She was previously a director of a data center and cloud security company. She has extensive experience in the regulated insurance industry, business strategy, customer experience and cyber and physical security.

Richard Notebaert

Mr. Richard C. Notebaert serves as Independent Director of the Company. Retired chief executive officer of Qwest Communications International Inc., a telecommunications systems company (2002-2007). Previous chief executive officer of Ameritech Corporation and Tellabs, Inc. Mr. Notebaert brings to the Board relevant experience in the areas of operations, markets, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, management, finance, executive leadership, strategic planning, human resources and labor relations and corporate governance. Mr. Notebaert also brings to the Board valuable perspective and insights from his service as a director of Aon Corporation, an insurance brokerage and services company, including experience in risk management and executive compensation from chairing its Compensation Committee. Through his executive experience in the regulated telecommunications industry, he has experience managing regulatory and public policy matters.

Steve Rasmussen

Mr. Steve S. Rasmussen is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Chief executive officer of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company (Nationwide) since 2009. President and chief operating officer of Nationwide (2003 – 2009). As the former chief executive officer of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 large diversified insurance and financial services organization, Mr. Rasmussen brings to the Board extensive experience in risk management and strategic planning in the highly regulated insurance industry. He also brings to the Board relevant experience in the areas of marketing, management, finance, executive leadership, and the customer experience.

Oliver Richard

Mr. Oliver G. Richard III serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is Owner and president of Empire of the Seed LLC, a private consulting firm in the energy and management industries, as well as the private investments industry since 2005. Mr. Richard served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Columbia Energy Group (“Columbia Energy”) from April 1995 until Columbia Energy was acquired by NiSource Inc. in November 2000. Mr. Richard served as a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 1982 to 1985. A director of Buckeye Partners, L.P. and Cheniere Energy Partners, GP, LLC.

Sara Tucker

Ms. Sara Martinez Tucker serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is Former Chief Executive Officer of the National Math and Science Initiative from February 2013 to March 2015. From 2009 to February 2013, independent consultant. Former Under Secretary of Education in the U.S. Department of Education (2006-2008). Chief executive officer and president of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund from 1997 to 2006. Retired executive of AT&T. A director of Xerox Corporation and Sprint Corporation.

Darcy Reese