President and COO Kentucky Power

Matthew Satterwhite is president and chief operating officer for Kentucky Power. As president, he oversees distribution operations serving 169,000 customers in eastern Kentucky as well as the operating unit’s safety, customer services, marketing, communications, community affairs, governmental affairs and regulatory functions.

Satterwhite previously served as senior counsel in AEP’s Legal Department, where he was responsible for regulatory cases in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky. He has argued cases before the Supreme Court of Ohio, including defense of AEP’s energy efficiency and peak demand reduction plan.

Prior to joining AEP in 2008, Satterwhite served as the Public Utility Master Commissioner at the Supreme Court of Ohio for two years. Satterwhite started his career at the Ohio Attorney General’s office as an assistant attorney general representing the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. He then joined the commission staff as legal director of its Service, Monitoring and Enforcement Department, overseeing staff attorneys, investigators and auditors responsible for industry regulation.

Satterwhite holds a degree in political science from the University of Kansas and a juris doctor degree from Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio.

Satterwhite and his wife, Cathy, have three daughters.