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Kentucky Power names new external affairs manager and interim manager in Pikeville

Bob Shurtleff and Carolyn Thacker
Bob Shurtleff and Carolyn Thacker

ASHLAND, Ky. (March 29, 2018) — Kentucky Power has named Bob Shurtleff an external affairs manager to be located in Pikeville. He previously served as manager of distribution services over the Pikeville Service District, Kentucky Power’s largest in the 20-county service territory.

In his new role, Shurtleff will report to External Affairs Manager Jacob Colley, who will relocate to Ashland. The external affairs team also includes Amy Elliott, who is based in Frankfort. The team’s focus is on government affairs, economic development and community affairs.

“Bob is well known and respected for his knowledge and experience not only in the region but also across Kentucky,” Colley said. “I am excited to have Bob take on this new role as we continue our work on bettering our communities and leading economic development in Eastern Kentucky.”

Shurtleff, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, joined Kentucky Power in 1985. In nearly 33 years with the company, he has experience working as a lineman, team leader, technician supervisor and district manager.

Carolyn Thacker, meter revenue operations supervisor, has been named interim manager distribution services in the Pikeville District to provide a seamless transition as Shurtleff assumes his new role.

“Bob is highly regarded as someone with integrity and will do well in this new position,” said Everett Phillips, managing director region distribution operations. “Carolyn also is well respected and has the background to step into her new role as we work to redefine operations in Pikeville and place more emphasis on the customer experience.”