Author - Kevin Walker

Kevin Walker is senior vice president and chief information officer for American Electric Power. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer for AEP Ohio, serving approximately 1.44 million customers in Ohio and the northern West Virginia panhandle, with authority for distribution operations and a wide range of customer and regulatory relationships. Before joining AEP in 2004, Kevin was vice president, Maintenance and Construction Services, for Consolidated Edison of New York, including the five boroughs of New York City and Westchester. Kevin was instrumental in directing recovery of energy service following the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Kevin spent approximately 13 years with Consolidated Edison in various leadership positions. He served as Waterside Plant Manager, Steam Operations Department Manager, and as New York City public affairs liaison was the primary interface with the New York City mayor's office during the administration of former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Kevin also served for more than six years as a Captain in the United States Army. Kevin serves as board chair for the Ohio Business Development Coalition, and the Columbus/Franklin County Community Action Agency Task Force. He serves on the board of various organizations and is board advisor for Comprehensive Development Inc., a nonprofit organization that supports mentoring and development programs for the Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High School. In 2005, Kevin Walker was recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of corporate America's 75 top black business leaders. He was also featured in the 2006 edition of Who's Who in Black Columbus (Ohio). In 1999, he received the Harlem YMCA's Black Achiever in Industry Award.


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