John Christopher "Chris" Easton
Chief Risk Officer
John Christopher “Chris” Easton was named chief risk officer in 2015. In this position he chairs the Risk Management Committee and provides overall management of the Middle Office – the independent oversight, compliance, control and monitoring office for the organization. This includes the day-to-day valuation, reporting and monitoring of all power, energy and fuel procurement activities, as well as implementing and overseeing the Enterprise Risk Management Program. His responsibilities also include management of AMP’s Corporate Energy Risk Control Policy. Additionally, Easton is overseeing AMP’s strategic planning process, which was adopted by the AMP Board of Trustees in September 2014.
Easton joined AMP in 2014 as vice president of business operations, bringing 30 years of experience with municipal electric system management. He spent his career with the City of Wadsworth, retiring as director of public service in 2014, and also served 10 years as a member of the AMP Board of Trustees. During his tenure on the Board, Easton was the chair of the Power Supply and Generation and AMP Scholarship committees, served on the Efficiency Smart Task Force as well as a variety of other committees, including as treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Akron, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Planning Association and the American Public Works Association. He is also certified as a finance development professional by the National Development Council.