AEP appoints Hawkins as vice president of finance and finance

Columbus, Ohio, August 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) has named Renee V. Hawkins Vice President – Finance and Treasury, effectively 6th of August.

In her expanded role, she will be responsible for cash management and corporate finances and will continue to serve as Deputy Treasurer for AEP and its subsidiaries. Hawkins currently serves as Managing Director, Corporate Finance. She will keep checking in Julia SherwoodSenior Vice President – ​​Treasury & Risk.

“Renee’s deep knowledge of capital markets, corporate finance and cash flow management will strengthen our efforts to invest in a modern, efficient energy system,” said Sherwood. “Her 26 years of corporate finance experience in the energy industry and her leadership skills will continue to be an asset as we work to deliver value to our customers, communities and shareholders.”

Hawkins joined AEP in 1996 as a Corporate Finance Analyst and has held positions of increasing responsibility including Treasury Manager and Director – Regulated Finance. Previously, she worked in corporate finance positions at Cablevision Systems Corp. and General Motors Corp.

Hawkins received her bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Business from The Ohio State University and her master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Rochester. It is a boys and girls club from Central Ohio Lifetime Trustee and Finance Committee Member of the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio.

American Electric Power based in Columbus, Ohio, is powering a cleaner, brighter energy future for its customers and communities. AEP’s approximately 16,700 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest power transmission system and more than 224,000 miles of distribution lines to provide reliable, affordable power to 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP is also one of the nation’s largest power producers with approximately 31,000 megawatts of diverse generation capacity, including more than 7,100 megawatts of renewable energy. The company’s plans include expanding its renewable energy portfolio to about 50% of total capacity by 2030. AEP is on track to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2030 from 2000 levels and is committed to achieving net zero by 2050. AEP is regularly recognized for its focus on sustainability, community engagement and diversity, equity and inclusion. The AEP family of companies includes utility companies 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 Oklahomaand Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisianaeast Texas and the Texas Panhandle). AEP also owns AEP Energy, which provides innovative, competitive energy solutions nationwide. Visit aep.com for more information.

SOURCE American Electric Power

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