AEP Board Elects Morris as Chairman

March 02, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

The board of directors of American Electric Power Co. (AEP, Columbus, OH) elected Michael Morris Chairman of the Board. Morris is AEP's president and chief executive officer. Morris joined AEP as president and CEO on January 1, 2004, following the resignation of former president and CEO Linn Draper Jr. The election of Morris as chairman follows Draper's resignation from that position.

"On behalf of the shareholders, cutomers and employees of AEP, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to Linn for his years of dedicated leadership," said Morris. "I'm especially grateful for his help in making my move to AEP a very easy one."