By: Power Engineering |
American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has announced organizational and executive leadership changes as part of a corporate-wide repositioning effort, according to Nicholas K. Akins, AEP president and chief executive officer.
Lana Hillebrand will join AEP as senior vice president and chief administrative officer effective Dec. 17. Hillebrand has worked with Aon Hewitt since 2001, most recently as the South Region Leader – Senior Partner in Dallas. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and has completed executive programs at Columbia University and Harvard University.
Dennis E. Welch, currently the executive vice president and chief administrative officer, will become executive vice president and chief external officer. In this role, Welch will be responsible for governmental affairs, environmental affairs and services, corporate communications, safety and health, corporate sustainability, strategic policy analysis, corporate security and aviation, and real estate and workplace services.
Barbara D. Radous, current senior vice president-Shared Services, will become senior vice president-Repositioning & Program Management Office.
Craig T. Rhoades, currently vice president-Customer Services, Marketing & Distribution Services, will become vice president-Supply Chain, Procurement & Fleet.
All other changes are effective Jan. 1, 2013.