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AEP's Board of Directors works closely with our leadership team to ensure we continually meet or exceed the highest standards of performance, innovation, ethics and service.

Nicholas K. Akins

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Electric Power
Age: 62, Director since: 2011

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J. Barnie Beasley, Jr.

Former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Nuclear Operating Co., a subsidiary of Southern Co.
Age: 71, Director since: 2014

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Benjamin G.S. Fowke, III

Retired Chairman of Xcel Energy
Age: 64, Director since: 2022

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Art A. Garcia

Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ryder System, Inc.
Age: 61, Director since: 2019

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Linda A. Goodspeed

Retired Managing partner of Wealth Strategies Financial Advisors, LLC
Age: 60, Director since: 2005

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Donna A. James

Managing Director and Founder of Lardon & Associates, LLC.
Age: 65, Director since: 2022

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Sandra Beach Lin

Former president and chief executive officer of Calisolar Inc, Flower Mound, Texas
Age: 65, Director since: 2012

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Margaret M. McCarthy

Former Executive Vice President – Technology Integration of CVS Health Corporation
Age: 68, Director since: 2019

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Oliver G. "Rick" Richard III

Owner and president of Empire of the Seed LLC
Age: 70, Director since: 2013

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Daryl Roberts

Senior Vice President and Chief Operations and Engineering Officer of DuPont de Nemours Inc.
Age: 54, Director since: 2020

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Sara Martinez Tucker

Former Chief Executive Officer of the National Math and Science Initiative
Age: 66, Director since: 2009

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Lewis "Lou" Von Thaer

President and Chief Executive Officer of Battelle Memorial Institute
Age: 61, Director since: 2022

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