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
Executive Chair, American Electric Power
Age: 62, Director since: 2011
President and Chief Executive Officer, American Electric Power
Age: 53, Director since: 2023
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
Benjamin G.S. Fowke, III
Retired Chairman of Xcel Energy
Age: 64, Director since: 2022
Art A. Garcia
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ryder System, Inc.
Age: 61, Director since: 2019
Linda A. Goodspeed
Retired Managing partner of Wealth Strategies Financial Advisors, LLC
Age: 61, Director since: 2005
Donna A. James
Managing Director and Founder of Lardon & Associates, LLC.
Age: 65, Director since: 2022
Sandra Beach Lin
Former president and chief executive officer of Calisolar Inc, Flower Mound, Texas
Age: 66, Director since: 2012
Margaret M. McCarthy
Former Executive Vice President – Technology Integration of CVS Health Corporation
Age: 69, Director since: 2019
Oliver G. "Rick" Richard III
Owner and president of Empire of the Seed LLC
Age: 70, Director since: 2013
Senior Vice President and Chief Operations and Engineering Officer of DuPont de Nemours Inc.
Age: 54, Director since: 2020
Sara Martinez Tucker
Former Chief Executive Officer of the National Math and Science Initiative
Age: 67, Director since: 2009
Lewis "Lou" Von Thaer
President and Chief Executive Officer of Battelle Memorial Institute
Age: 62, Director since: 2022