AEP names Barton exec VP Transmission

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) named Lisa Barton executive vice president – AEP Transmission effective Aug. 1, replacing Susan Tomasky, who is retiring.

Barton currently is senior vice president – transmission strategy and business development for AEP. In her new position, Barton will have responsibility for the transmission organization, including transmission operations and new transmission business ventures.

Barton previously was vice president of transmission strategy and business development, managing director of transmission and director of transmission planning for AEP.

Barton earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1987 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a juris doctorate degree in 1993 from Suffolk University Law School. She is a graduate of the Executive Program-Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

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