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Nicholas K. Akins

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Nicholas Akins is the chief executive officer and president of American Electric Power (AEP),

Nicholas K. Akins, Elected chief executive officer of AEP in November 2011; elected Chair of the Board in January 2014 and Chair and chief executive officer of all of AEP's major subsidiaries in November 2011. President of AEP from January 2011 to October 2011 and executive vice president of AEP from 2006 to 2011. Current Public Company Boards- Fifth Third Bancorp

Akins serves as the only management representative on the AEP board of directors. From 2006 to 2010, Akins served as AEP's executive vice president of generation. From 2004 to 2006, Akins served as president and chief operating officer for Southwestern Electric Power Company. Prior to that, Akins served as vice president of energy marketing services and before that vice president of industry restructuring for AEP. Akins rose through the ranks at Central and South West Corp. (CSW) before the company merged with AEP in 2000.

Akins is a native of Louisiana. He and his wife Donna live in New Albany, Ohio.


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  • American Electric Power - CEO
  • American Electric Power - President
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