President and Chief Financial Officer
Julie Sloat is president and chief financial officer of American Electric Power. She is AEP’s 11th president and has been elected chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2023.Sloat is responsible for accounting and tax, treasury and risk, corporate planning and budgeting, and investor relations. She most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Previously Sloat served as senior vice president, Treasury and Risk. She led all elements of the treasury function including the cultivation of banker, investor and rating agency relationships to support the capital market needs of the company; cash flow management and forecasting; development of capitalization strategy and monitoring of key credit metrics; and the management of AEP's trusts and investments function which includes establishing funding strategies and performance monitoring of Pension, OPEB, and other obligations. She was also responsible for the comprehensive management of the corporation's risk including operational, market, credit, insurance, enterprise risk management, and business continuity.
Prior to that, Sloat served as president and chief operating officer of AEP Ohio where she was responsible for all aspects of electric service for AEP Ohio's 1.5 million customers and leading 1,500 employees plus contract employees. She also held several key leadership positions since joining the company in 1999: senior vice president and treasurer; vice president, Regulatory Case Management; vice president, Treasurer and Investor Relations; vice president, Investor Relations, Strategic Initiatives and Economic Forecasting; as well as a role in Credit Risk Management.
In addition to her AEP career, Sloat was vice president of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations at Tween Brands, Inc., in 2008 and 2009. She was employed by Bank One (JP Morgan) from 1995 to 1999, serving as a bank debt underwriter and buy side equity analyst covering the electric utility sector. She worked for M&T Mortgage Corp, a subsidiary of M&T Bank Corp., from 1993 to 1995.
Sloat earned a bachelor of science in Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Economics from the Ohio State University. In 1999, she received a Master of Business Administration degree from Ohio State and was the recipient of the Faculty Recognition Academic Excellence Award and the Weidler Scholar Award. She also completed level one of the Chartered Financial Analyst exam series. Sloat completed the Nuclear Reactor Technology Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in June 2019.
Sloat serves on the board of directors for Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (NYSE: AQUA) and as the chair of the board of directors for the James Cancer Hospital Foundation. She also serves as a board member for the Ohio Valley Electric Corp. and Pelotonia. She previously served on the board of directors for Park National Corp. (NYSE: PRK) and Park National Bank from April 2015 through April 2021.
Sloat is an avid long distance runner (multiple year Boston qualifier/finisher) and cyclist. She loves the Buckeyes and resides in Upper Arlington.