FORT WAYNE, Ind., – Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating company of American Electric Power (NASDAQ: AEP), is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephanny Smith as the new Director of Communications.
A Fort Wayne native, Smith joins the I&M team as the company continues its leadership in transitioning to a cleaner and greener future along with providing focused energy service products to serve its customers. As a seasoned communications professional, Smith has held positions in local and federal government, as well as the private and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining I&M, Smith served on the leadership teams of the Parkview Foundation and the Allen County Public Library.
“We are excited to welcome Stephanny and her extensive communication and marketing skills to our already talented team,” said Katie Davis, vice president of External Affairs and Customer Service. “Smith will be essential to our long-term strategic vision to communicate with customers on how they can utilize I&M as their energy advisor to conserve energy and take advantage of new technologies and programs as well as learn how I&M is engaging with our communities as we deliver safe and reliable power to homes and businesses in Indiana and Michigan.”
Smith began her new role with I&M on May 16.
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Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is headquartered in Fort Wayne, and its approximately 2,100 employees serve more than 600,000 customers. More than 80% of its energy delivered in 2021 was emission-free. I&M has at its availability various sources of generation including 2,278 MW of nuclear generation in Michigan, 450 MW of purchased wind generation from Indiana, more than 22 MW of hydro generation in both states and approximately 35 MW of large-scale solar generation in both states. The company’s generation portfolio also includes 2,620 MW of coal-fueled generation in Indiana.
American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is powering a cleaner, brighter energy future for its customers and communities. AEP’s approximately 16,700 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 224,000 miles of distribution lines to safely deliver reliable and affordable power to 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 30,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including more than 6,100 megawatts of renewable energy. The company’s plans include growing its renewable generation portfolio to approximately 50% of total capacity by 2030. AEP is on track to reach an 80% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2000 levels by 2030 and has committed to achieving net zero by 2050. AEP is recognized consistently for its focus on sustainability, community engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion. AEP’s family of companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana, east Texas and the Texas Panhandle). AEP also owns AEP Energy, which provides innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide. For more information, visit aep.com.