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Senior Vice President - Treasury & Risk, American Electric Power

Julie Sloat is senior vice president – Treasury and Risk for American Electric Power, Inc. She is responsible for 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 is also responsible for the comprehensive management of the corporation's risk including operational, market, credit, insurance, emergency response and business continuity.

Previously, 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. Prior to that, Sloat held several key leadership positions since joining the company in 1999: senior vice president & treasurer; vice president - Regulatory Case Management; vice president - Treasurer & Investor Relations; vice president - Investor Relations, Strategic Initiatives & 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, where she was responsible for all financial planning and analysis, store finance, treasury, risk management, and investor relations functions. 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 (OSU). In 1999, she received a master of business administration degree from OSU 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.

She serves as a board member for Park National Corporation (NYSE: PRK), is a member of the Investment and Risk Committees and serves on the board for Park National Bank. Sloat serves as vice chair of the James Foundation Board and is a member of the Executive Committee. She serves on the Center for Cancer Health Equity Community Advisory Board for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is also an executive champ for the AEP Peloton.

Sloat is an avid runner and cyclist. She loves the Buckeyes and resides in Upper Arlington.