Kentucky Power names new president and COO

Brett Mattison

ASHLAND, Ky. — American Electric Power announced Monday that Brett Mattison has been named president and chief operating officer of Kentucky Power.

Mattison, 54, currently is the director of Customer Services and Marketing for Kentucky Power’s sister company, Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Matthew Satterwhite, 45, current Kentucky Power president and COO, has been promoted to vice president of Regulatory Services and will relocate to Columbus, Ohio.

Mattison will have responsibility for all aspects of electric service for Kentucky Power’s customers, effective January 1.

“I look forward to carrying out the commitments the Kentucky Power team has made especially in economic development and to further enhance the overall customer experience by providing reliable and affordable electricity to all of our customers,” Mattison said.

Mattison has served as SWEPCO’s director of Customer Services and Marketing since 2004, with responsibility for account management of SWEPCO’s wholesale, industrial, commercial and residential customers; metering services; energy efficiency programs; and process improvement. He joined the company in 1990.

Satterwhite said leaving Kentucky Power and eastern Kentucky is “bittersweet.”

Matthew Satterwhite

“We have made great strides in rebuilding the economy and I have loved being part of that, plus my family and I love the community,” Satterwhite. “But I am confident Brett, who has a deep understanding of the utility business and a collaborative leadership style, will continue Kentucky Power’s mission and be an active member in the region.”

Mattison earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from Louisiana Tech University and a commercial banking degree from the American Institute of Banking. He and his wife, Lori, have four children and two grandchildren. They will relocate to the Ashland area.

Kentucky Power, with headquarters in Ashland, provides electric service to about 168,000 customers in 20 eastern Kentucky counties.  Kentucky Power is an operating company in the AEP system, based in Columbus, Ohio. AEP is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to customers. AEP’s more than 17,000 employees operate the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 219,000 miles of distribution lines to deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 32,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 4,300 megawatts of renewable energy.

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