Nicholas K. Akins

Chairman, President and CEO

Nick Akins, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Electric Power, became a member of the Columbus Partnership in 2011 and currently serves on the Executive Committee. AEP has been represented in the Partnership since 2000.

AEP ranks among the largest electric utilities in the U.S. Serving over 5.3 million customers in 11 states, AEP owns the largest electric transmission system in the country spanning over 39,000 miles, including more 765 kilovolt extra high voltage lines than all other companies combined.  AEP is among the largest electric generators in the U.S., utilizing coal, nuclear, natural gas, wind, solar and hydro resources to meet customer demand.