Velda E. Otey

President & Chief Executive Officer at The Women's International Network of Utility Professionals

Velda E. Otey

Velda E. Otey

President & Chief Executive Officer at The Women's International Network of Utility Professionals

Biography

Velda Otey, President/CEO Women’s International Network
of Utiltiy Professionals

Former Vice President and Chief Information Officer,
American Electric Power (Retired)




Velda Otey is the President and CEO of the Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals (WiNUP). She has served the energy industry for over 35 years.

She is the former Vice President and Chief Information Officer for American Electric Power (AEP) where she was responsible for Information Technology services for AEP’s seven Operating Companies, Generation, Transmission, Commercial Operations, and Corporate & Shared Services business units.
Otey has more than 35 years of diversified information technology experience and leadership in fortune 500 companies.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from The Ohio State University (OSU) and a MBA from Xavier University, Cincinnati. In addition, she has completed several executive development programs including AEP’s Development Program at The OSU, the Darden Partnership Program at the University of Virginia, the Tashjian Developing Executive Women program, and Leadership Columbus.
Otey serves on numerous non-profit community and professional boards and advisory councils, as well as mentors and coaches youth and young professionals.
She has received numerous local and national recognitions for her contributions to the community and industry.
Otey and her husband Charles reside in Galena, Ohio and have two children and three grandchildren.

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The Women's International Network of Utility Professionals

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Galena, OH

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President & Chief Executive Officer
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Prior - 2010

American Electric Power Co., Inc. is a public utility holding company that engages in the business of generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. It operates through the following segments: Vertically Integrated Utilities, Transmission & Distribution Utilities, AEP Transmission Holdco and Generation & Marketing. The Vertically Integrated Utilities segment engages in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers through assets owned and operated by its subsidiaries. The Transmission & Distribution Utilities segment engages in the business of transmission and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers through assets owned and operated by its subsidiaries. The AEP Transmission Holdco segment engages in the development, construction and operation of transmission facilities through investments in its wholly-owned transmission subsidiaries and joint ventures. The Generation & Marketing segment engages in non-regulated generation; and marketing, risk management, and retail activities. The company was founded on December 20, 1906 and is headquartered in Columbus, OH.

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