COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has named Therace Risch, to a new position as senior vice president and chief information & technology officer effective May 11.

Risch will lead technology initiatives across AEP including information technology, innovation, digital initiatives, and telecommunications. She will report directly to Nicholas K. Akins, chairman, president and chief executive officer. AEP’s Information Technology, Innovation & Technology, Telecommunications, and Charge (AEP’s digital innovation hub) teams will report directly to Risch. AEP’s Cybersecurity team will continue to report to AEP’s Security organization but will work closely with Risch.

“Therace has extensive information and technology expertise in fast-moving, customer focused industries, including retail, insurance and financial services. As we focus on delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions for our