AEP Appoints Melinda Ackerman Sr. Vice President - Human Resources

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Electric Power

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Melinda Ackerman has been
 appointed senior vice president of human resources at American Electric Power
 (NYSE:   AEP), effective April 1.
     Ackerman has served as vice president - human resources services and
 operations since 1998. She succeeds Rodney B. Plimpton, who will retire in
 June.
     "Melinda's hard work has been an invaluable asset to AEP's human resources
 department," said Joseph H. Vipperman, executive vice president. "Her
 commitment and skills assure AEP she will continue the fine efforts started by
 her predecessor, Rod."
     Ackerman began her career at AEP in 1965 at Kentucky Power and has held
 various positions.  In addition to human resources, her professional
 experience includes customer service, marketing, public affairs, power
 generation and mining operations.
     She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Morehead
 State University in Kentucky.
     Other appointments effective April 1 include:
 
     * Mark Welch, human resources director - wholesale, will succeed Ackerman
       as vice president - human resources services and operations. Welch
       joined AEP in 1980 as a labor attorney. He earned a bachelor's degree in
       1974 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a juris doctor degree
       from Ohio State University in Columbus.
     * Timothy G. Harshbarger, director - corporate human resources, will serve
       as vice president - human resources strategy and development.
       Harshbarger began his career with AEP in 1984 as a project manager in
       the nuclear operations division, providing technical and management
       support to Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant. He holds a bachelor's degree in
       natural resources and environmental science from Purdue University in
       West Lafayette, Ind.
 
     American Electric Power is a multinational energy company based in
 Columbus, Ohio. AEP owns and operates more than 38,000 megawatts of generating
 capacity, making it one of America's largest generators of electricity. The
 company is also a leading wholesale energy marketer and trader, ranking second
 in the U.S. in electricity volume. AEP provides retail electricity to more
 than 9 million customers worldwide and has more than $55 billion in assets,
 primarily in the U.S. with holdings in select international markets. Wholly
 owned subsidiaries are involved in power engineering and construction
 services, energy management and telecommunications.
     News releases and other information about AEP can be found on the World
 Wide Web at http://www.aep.com .
 
 

SOURCE American Electric Power
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Melinda Ackerman has been
 appointed senior vice president of human resources at American Electric Power
 (NYSE:   AEP), effective April 1.
     Ackerman has served as vice president - human resources services and
 operations since 1998. She succeeds Rodney B. Plimpton, who will retire in
 June.
     "Melinda's hard work has been an invaluable asset to AEP's human resources
 department," said Joseph H. Vipperman, executive vice president. "Her
 commitment and skills assure AEP she will continue the fine efforts started by
 her predecessor, Rod."
     Ackerman began her career at AEP in 1965 at Kentucky Power and has held
 various positions.  In addition to human resources, her professional
 experience includes customer service, marketing, public affairs, power
 generation and mining operations.
     She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Morehead
 State University in Kentucky.
     Other appointments effective April 1 include:
 
     * Mark Welch, human resources director - wholesale, will succeed Ackerman
       as vice president - human resources services and operations. Welch
       joined AEP in 1980 as a labor attorney. He earned a bachelor's degree in
       1974 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a juris doctor degree
       from Ohio State University in Columbus.
     * Timothy G. Harshbarger, director - corporate human resources, will serve
       as vice president - human resources strategy and development.
       Harshbarger began his career with AEP in 1984 as a project manager in
       the nuclear operations division, providing technical and management
       support to Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant. He holds a bachelor's degree in
       natural resources and environmental science from Purdue University in
       West Lafayette, Ind.
 
     American Electric Power is a multinational energy company based in
 Columbus, Ohio. AEP owns and operates more than 38,000 megawatts of generating
 capacity, making it one of America's largest generators of electricity. The
 company is also a leading wholesale energy marketer and trader, ranking second
 in the U.S. in electricity volume. AEP provides retail electricity to more
 than 9 million customers worldwide and has more than $55 billion in assets,
 primarily in the U.S. with holdings in select international markets. Wholly
 owned subsidiaries are involved in power engineering and construction
 services, energy management and telecommunications.
     News releases and other information about AEP can be found on the World
 Wide Web at http://www.aep.com .
 
 SOURCE  American Electric Power