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June 28, 2022

AEP Employee Named Veteran Champion of the Year

This year's Veteran Champions of the Year in Corporate America includes a familiar face. Craig Mason, financial controls business analyst senior, has been featured in G.I. Jobs magazine as one of 30 Veteran Champions of the Year, noted as "advocates (who) work tirelessly to help veterans succeed in the civilian workplace." 

Mason, Army National Guard (retired; 1986-2016), Sergeant First Class (E-7), is a shining example of this advocacy. As listed on his nomination, he has served as an advisor to the AEP Military Veterans Employee Resource Group (MVERG), coordinated the first virtual Veterans Day events, currently acts as a Subject Matter Expert for veterans issues and holds membership within various Ohio veterans employment groups, among other efforts supporting military recruitment and employment. 

“Craig has been a strong advocate for veterans at AEP during his time in the MVERG. AEP has been recognized as a military-friendly employer, thanks in large part to the work of the MVERG,” said Janelle Coleman, vice president, Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion. “Advocates like Craig show us that many veterans never stop serving a cause greater than themselves. We value our veterans’ commitment to teamwork, keen attention to detail and dedication to safety. These skills are essential to ensuring reliable energy service for our millions of customers.”

Check out the full June issue of G.I. Jobs digital magazine here, featuring all 30 Champions of the Year. 

AEP's MVERG promotes the roles and contributions of veterans and active-duty military employees, provide professional development and networking opportunities for our members and serve as a liaison between AEP and the veteran and military communities.