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Executive Vice President, Energy Supply

Greg oversees AEP’s competitive business which focuses on customer centric sustainable solutions. Whether it’s residential, small business, larger commercial/industrial or even wholesale customers, the business crafts energy commodity solutions with asset solutions that can provide resilient, reliable, often sustainable and clean assets to customer facilities at lower cost.

Previously, he was president of AEP Energy Partners. In this role, he was responsible for building the competitive wholesale, retail, onsite solutions and universal scale renewables businesses for AEP. In 2006, his team started AEP Energy Partners which manages the competitive wholesale marketing and trading business which focuses on bespoke commodity solutions for wholesale customers. In 2010, his team started AEP Energy, the competitive retail business serving residential, commercial and industrial loads in deregulated states. In 2014, the team started AEP Onsite Partners focusing on building asset solutions such as solar, energy storage, fuel cells, reciprocating engines, substations and other technologies on or near customer sites. Lastly, in 2015 the team initiated its universal scale renewables business focused primarily on development, ownership and operation of large scale wind and solar plants throughout the United States. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility with the Commercial Operations group, including vice president – energy marketing. He began his career at AEP as a research associate, AEP Service Corporation in 1997.

He holds a master of arts degree in geography from The Ohio State University and a bachelor of science degree in geography from Brigham Young University. Greg currently serves on the board of the American Clean Power Association, the national clean energy industry group, and Flying Horse Farms, a camp focused on providing holistic healing for children with major medical issues and their families.

Scott Slisher

Sr. Vice President, Customer Solutions and Development

Scott is responsible for leading the strategic execution of customer solutions and business development using our retail and wholesale energy platforms, behind the meter assets, and energy services. The solutions vary from standard products to fully customized solutions with our wholesale and retail customers.

With 30 years in the energy industry, Scott has an extensive breadth and depth of experience. He has served in a variety of roles at AEP as well as NiSource, Integrys Energy Services, and Solargenix Energy. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University. Scott is a registered professional engineer, LEED Accredited Professional, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

James C. Petersen

Vice President, Strategy and Investments

Jim leads all strategy, investments, and technology for AEP Energy and its competitive affiliates. He is responsible for the growth of the competitive businesses and manages and improves the company’s information technology.

Prior to this current role, Jim was chief operating officer and president of AEP Energy where he managed the company’s information technology, customer service, billing, credit, collections, financial reporting/analysis, strategic planning and programs, new market entry and all other operational activities. He also led sales, pricing/risk, human resources, and all financial functions during significant expansion of that business.

Prior to joining AEP Energy, Jim enjoyed an extensive career with Motorola, Inc. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Dan Smies

Managing Director of Business Development & Strategy

Dan is responsible for leading the AEP OnSite Partners business development team and helping the company grow its portfolio of customer-centric energy assets by helping customers manage their energy costs through the implementation of asset-based products and services.

With over 15 years in the energy industry, Dan brings an extensive breadth of knowledge and experience in various leadership roles in several regulated and non-regulated electric utility companies, including Integrys Energy Group (now WEC Energy Group), Integrys Energy Services, and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. Dan started his career in corporate treasury and has held various positions with increasing responsibility in regulated renewable development, wholesale power marketing, competitive energy asset development, and generation dispatch strategy and analytics.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.