COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 21, 2010 – American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has named Gregory G. Pauley president and chief operating officer of Kentucky Power, effective Aug. 1. Pauley currently is director - Public Policy for AEP.
Pauley will have responsibility for AEP’s operations in Kentucky and will report to Charles Patton, president and chief operating officer of Appalachian Power. He will be replacing Tim Mosher, who is retiring.
“Greg’s leadership skills and his extensive experience in the public policy arena combined with his experience managing distribution operations will benefit our Kentucky employees and customers. Greg is looking forward to returning to Kentucky, and I know his understanding and love of the Commonwealth will serve us well as we work to continue providing reliable, reasonably priced electricity in a still-struggling economy,” Patton said.
Pauley, 58, has been director - Public Policy for AEP since 2006, working on policy issues impacting the electric utility industry on a national level. From 2001 to 2006, he was governmental and environmental affairs manager for AEP in Frankfort, Ky. Pauley was community services manager for AEP in Athens, Ohio, from 2000 to 2001, and from 1987 to 2000, he served as district manager in the Cambridge and Athens, Ohio areas. Pauley joined AEP in 1974 and worked in Human Resources and Accounting in several AEP locations in Ohio from 1974 to 1987.
Pauley earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Harding University in Searcy, Ark. He is a graduate of management development programs at Ohio State University and Virginia Tech. He also is a graduate of the Ohio Electric Utility Institute Leadership Academy. Pauley serves as chair of the Edison Electric Institute Government Affairs Committee and is a member of the Utility Advisory Committee of the Southern States Energy Board. He serves on the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee of the Council of State Governments and on the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council.
American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP’s transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.