AEP Makes Executive Changes

American Electric Power has made a series of changes in executive positions, according to Michael G. Morris, AEP’s chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Venita McCellon-Allen, 48, currently president and chief operating officer of Southwestern Electric Power Co. with operations in Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas, has been named executive vice president – AEP Utilities West to replace Thomas M. Hagan, 64, who will retire July 1. McCellon-Allen will report to Robert P. Powers, president – AEP Utilities, and have responsibility for AEP’s four utility units operating in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.

Paul Chodak III, 44, currently director – new plant development projects for AEP, will replace McCellon-Allen as president and chief operating officer of SWEPCO. He will report to McCellon-Allen.

Charles R. Patton, 48, currently president and chief operating officer of AEP Texas, has been named senior vice president – regulatory and public policy for AEP, reporting to J. Craig Baker, senior vice president – regulatory services

Pablo A. Vegas, 35, currently director – strategic planning for AEP, will replace Patton as president and chief operating officer of AEP Texas and will report to McCellon-Allen.

All changes are effective July 1.



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