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Corporate Governance

The board of directors is at the heart of AEP’s corporate governance. The board is the protector of investors’ interests with a responsibility to ensure those who invest in the company earn a fair return on their long-term investment. Our commitment to effective corporate governance is reflected largely in our Principles of Corporate Governance, Principles of Business Conduct, and our charters for the Audit, Directors and Corporate Governance and Human Resources Committees of the Board.

The independence of directors is a hallmark of strong corporate governance. AEP’s Board of Directors is comprised of independent directors, with the exception of Nick Akins, who serves as chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Organizations do not change for the better without strong leadership. During this time of significant change and transition for our business, we have a strong management team in place, allowing us to adapt successfully to change.

AEP’s Board of Directors

aep board or directors photo

From Left to Right:
Richard C. Notebaert, Barnie Beasley, Jr., Sandra Beach Lin, Lionel L. Nowell III, Steve Rasmussen, Nicholas K. Akins, Thomas E. Hoaglin, Sara Martinez Tucker, Oliver G. Richard III, David J. Anderson, Linda A. Goodspeed and Ralph D. Crosby, Jr.

Richard C. Notebaert
Committee Membership: Directors and Corporate Governance, Human Resources, Policy
Director Since: 2011
Age: 68
J. Barnie Beasley, Jr.
Committee Membership: Audit, Nuclear Oversight, Policy
Director Since: 2014
Age: 63
Sandra Beach Lin
Committee Membership: Audit, Directors and Corporate Governance, Policy
Director Since: 2012
Age: 57
Lionel L. Nowell III
Committee Membership: Audit (Chairman), Directors and Corporate Governance, Executive, Finance, Policy
Director Since: 2004
Age: 60
Steve Rasmussen
Committee Membership: Committee on Directors and Corporate Governance, Finance, Policy
Director Since: 2012
Age: 62
Nicholas K. Akins
Committee Membership: Executive, Policy
Director Since: 2011
Age: 54
Thomas E. Hoaglin
Committee Membership: Directors and Corporate Governance (Chairman), Human Resources, Executive, Policy
Director Since: 2007
Age: 65
Sara Martinez Tucker
Committee Membership: Audit, Directors and Corporate Governance, Policy
Director Since: 2009
Age: 59
Oliver G. "Rick" Richard III
Committee Membership: Human Resources, Nuclear Oversight, Policy
Director Since: 2013
Age: 62
David J. Anderson
Committee Membership: Audit, Finance, Policy
Director Since: 2011
Age: 65
Linda A. Goodspeed
Committee Membership: Audit, Nuclear Oversight, Policy (Chairman)
Director since: 2005
Age: 53
Ralph D. Crosby, Jr.
Committee Membership: Executive, Human Resources (Chairman), Nuclear Oversight, Policy
Director Since: 2006
Age: 67
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