Leadership

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Executive Vice President, Energy Supply

Greg oversees AEP’s competitive business which focuses on customer centric sustainable solutions. Whether it’s residential, small business, larger commercial/industrial or even wholesale customers, the business crafts energy commodity solutions with asset solutions that can provide resilient, reliable, often sustainable and clean assets to customer facilities at lower cost.

Previously, he was president of AEP Energy Partners. In this role, he was responsible for building the competitive wholesale, retail, onsite solutions and universal scale renewables businesses for AEP. In 2006, his team started AEP Energy Partners which manages the competitive wholesale marketing and trading business which focuses on bespoke commodity solutions for wholesale customers. In 2010, his team started AEP Energy, the competitive retail business serving residential, commercial and industrial loads in deregulated states. In 2014, the team started AEP Onsite Partners focusing on building asset solutions such as solar, energy storage, fuel cells, reciprocating engines, substations and other technologies on or near customer sites. Lastly, in 2015 the team initiated its universal scale renewables business focused primarily on development, ownership and operation of large scale wind and solar plants throughout the United States. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility with the Commercial Operations group, including vice president – energy marketing. He began his career at AEP as a research associate, AEP Service Corporation in 1997.

He holds a master of arts degree in geography from The Ohio State University and a bachelor of science degree in geography from Brigham Young University. Greg currently serves on the board of the American Clean Power Association, the national clean energy industry group, and Flying Horse Farms, a camp focused on providing holistic healing for children with major medical issues and their families.

Scott Slisher

Sr. Vice President, Customer Solutions and Development

Scott is responsible for leading the strategic execution of customer solutions and business development using our retail and wholesale energy platforms, behind the meter assets, grid connected renewable assets, and energy services. The solutions vary from standard products to collaborative solution designs with our wholesale and retail customers.

With over 25 years in the energy industry, Scott brings an extensive breadth and depth of experience. He has served in a variety of roles at AEP as well as NiSource, Integrys Energy Services, and Solargenix Energy. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University. Scott is a registered professional engineer, LEED Accredited Professional, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Joel H. Jansen

Sr. Vice President, Energy Assets

Joel is responsible for the financial, physical, and operational optimization of the non-regulated energy assets – both universal scale and distributed generation.

Joel has over 20 years of experience managing energy asset investments. Prior to returning to AEP in 2015, Joel led the non-regulated energy assets of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. for nearly ten years. In addition to the energy asset business, Joel had an active role leading the risk, pricing, and supply functions for the marketing business of Integrys Energy Services, Inc. and was also the Interim President of Trillium CNG.
In his previous roles at AEP Energy Services, Joel supported investments in wind and combined heat and power projects. He started his professional career as a Project Engineer with Primary Energy, Inc., an industrial project development subsidiary of NiSource, Inc.

Joel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Economics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration with a focus on Finance from The Ohio State University.

Brian Whitlatch

Vice President, Asset Development and Origination

Brian is responsible for wholesale and renewable marketing for AEP’s competitive businesses as well as development for behind-the-meter and utility scale renewable projects. His primary focus is helping his team to leverage the capabilities of AEP’s utility scale and behind the meter renewable development teams to offer competitive energy solutions to wholesale and corporate energy customers. His team is also responsible for procuring wind, solar, and battery power purchase agreements for AEP’s competitive retail company to meet the needs of their customers.

Prior to his current position, he was responsible for AEPEP’s ERCOT energy trading, marketing, emissions and RECs trading, as well as load and asset management. He holds a Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Psychology from Denison University.

James C. Petersen

Vice President, Strategy and Investments

Jim leads all strategy, investments, and technology for AEP Energy and its competitive affiliates. He is responsible for the growth of the competitive businesses and manages and improves the company’s information technology.

Prior to this current role, Jim was chief operating officer and president of AEP Energy where he managed the company’s information technology, customer service, billing, credit, collections, financial reporting/analysis, strategic planning and programs, new market entry and all other operational activities. He also led sales, pricing/risk, human resources, and all financial functions during significant expansion of that business.

Prior to joining AEP Energy, Jim enjoyed an extensive career with Motorola, Inc. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Joyce Williams

Vice President, Customer Operations and Communications

Joyce leads the retail operations, marketing and communications endeavors of AEP Energy. As an accomplished communications and organizational development executive, she is responsible for the delivery of mission-driven communications that express the voice and values of AEP Energy to the customers, employees and communities we serve.

Prior to her current role, Joyce led the human resources function for AEP Energy. Joyce has extensive experience in leading many organizations, in a variety of industries that include consumer products, technology, marketing and energy, through transformative change and growth. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Millikin University.