Newsroom Archive

  • AMP Names Branndon Kelley Chief Strategy Officer, Promotes Jared Price to Chief Information Officer


    Published on: 01/24/2023
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that Branndon Kelley has been named chief strategy officer (CSO) and senior vice president of strategy and innovation. At the same time, AMP has promoted Jared Price to chief information officer (CIO).

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  • AMP Staff Elected to Serve in Industry Leadership Roles


    Published on: 01/19/2023
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that five AMP employees have been elected to serve in leadership positions among various industry organizations in 2023.

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  • AMP Welcomes Industry Veteran as New Senior VP of Finance/CFO


    Published on: 12/15/2022
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that Drew D. Dunagin, CPA, has joined AMP as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO). Dunagin will replace Marcy Steckman, who joined AMP in 2013 and has served as senior vice president of finance and CFO since July 2016. She will be retiring in early 2023. Steckman will continue in an advisory role for AMP for a period of time post retirement to support the transition.

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  • Up to $30,000 in Scholarships Available to 2023 Graduating High School Seniors in Public Power Communities


    Published on: 11/04/2022
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP), today announced the availability of up to 10 $3,000 one-time scholarships available for graduating high school students.

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  • OMEA Holds Annual Meeting and Board Elections


    Published on: 09/29/2022
    The Ohio Municipal Electric Association (OMEA) recently held elections for the organization’s Board of Directors and Board leadership during the annual OMEA General Membership meeting, which took place in Columbus on Sept. 28.

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  • AMP Annual Conference Explores Trends and Innovations Impacting the Industry and Public Power


    Published on: 09/29/2022
    The 2022 American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) Annual Conference, which took place in Columbus, Sept. 26-28, provided attendees (in person and virtually) with a full schedule of sessions led by industry experts and leaders, the continued celebration of public power lineworkers in AMP’s member communities and the announcement of the 2022 AMP Seven Hats Award winner.

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  • Kyle Francis Receives Prestigious AMP Seven Hats Award


    Published on: 09/29/2022
    Kyle Francis is the 2022 recipient of the AMP Seven Hats Award. The award was presented to Kyle Francis during the 2022 AMP Annual Conference, which took place Sept. 26-28 in Columbus.

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  • OMEA Presents Jim Hoops with George V. Voinovich Award


    Published on: 09/12/2022
    The Ohio Municipal Electric Association (OMEA) presented State Rep. Jim Hoops (R-Napoleon) with the George V. Voinovich Award on Aug. 24. The award was established by the OMEA Board of Directors to recognize state and federal lawmakers from Ohio who make contributions with a significant positive impact on public power systems.

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  • AMP Recognizes Employee Innovation with Annual Award


    Published on: 08/01/2022
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) has named Tony Phan the honoree of the 2022 AMP Employee Innovator Award. Phan is the senior systems administrator of SCADA and has been with the organization since 2005.

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  • Six AMP Employees Named Fortnightly Under Forties Rising Stars


    Published on: 07/20/2022
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that six AMP employees have been recognized by Public Utilities Fortnightly on their 2022 Under Forties list as utility industry rising stars. Each year, Public Utilities Fortnightly recognizes rising stars in the utilities industry. This year, the magazine honored 80 people from 29 utilities, utility regulatory commissions and other industry organizations.

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  • AMP General Counsel Lisa McAlister Honored with National Public Power Service Award


    Published on: 06/16/2022
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that Lisa McAlister was honored with the Harold Kramer-John Preston Personal Service Award during the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) National Conference in Nashville. The award recognizes individuals for their service to the APPA.

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  • AMP Member Receives National Recognition for System Achievements


    Published on: 06/16/2022
    The City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Department of Infrastructure, an Ohio public power utility serving about 29,400 customers and an American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) Board of Trustees member, received the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) E.F. Scattergood System Achievement Award. The City of Hamilton was presented with the prestigious award on June 14 during the APPA National Conference in Nashville.

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  • Al Fiser Honored with National Leadership Award


    Published on: 06/16/2022
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that Al Fiser, village administrator for the Village of Pioneer, is a 2022 recipient of the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Larry Hobart Seven Hats Award. Fiser was presented with the award on June 14 during the APPA National Conference in Nashville.

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  • AMP Adds Executive Sponsor for Innovation and Transformation to Branndon Kelley's Responsibilities


    Published on: 05/26/2022
    American Municipal Power Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that Branndon Kelley has added the responsibility of executive sponsor for innovation and transformation to his existing role as senior vice president of technology and chief information officer. In this role, he will work with AMP President/CEO Jolene Thompson and other members of the executive team and lead cross-departmental teams as AMP seeks opportunities to strengthen the organization.

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  • Velummylum Joins AMP as VP of Transmission Planning and Development


    Published on: 05/11/2022
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that industry veteran Ganesh Velummylum has joined AMP as vice president of transmission planning and development.

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  • Public Power Lineworkers in AMP Member Footprint Inducted to Wall of Fame, Honoring Significant Contributions


    Published on: 04/20/2022
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is celebrating the work of all of the public power lineworkers in its member communities by collectively naming them as the 2022 inductees to the AMP Wall of Fame. The 2022 Wall of Fame announcement occurred at the AMP Board of Trustees meeting on April 20. The timing of the Wall of Fame announcement follows the National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18, a day set aside to honor the hard work and dedication of lineworkers across the United States.

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  • Harris Honored with AMP DNA Award


    Published on: 04/08/2022
    The annual award — sponsored by AMP’s President and CEO — was initiated in 2008 to recognize an employee who advances AMP’s vision and mission — “to be public power's trusted leader in providing members and their customers the highest-quality, forward-looking services and solutions,” and “to serve members through public power joint action, innovative solutions, robust advocacy and cost-effective management of power supply and energy services,” respectfully.

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  • AMP Awards Scholarships to 2022 Graduating High School Seniors


    Published on: 04/06/2022
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the AMP Scholarships Program. The AMP Board of Trustees established the scholarships in memory of Richard H. Gorsuch and Lyle B. Wright, public power leaders who contributed significantly to the organization and municipal electric systems in the region.

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  • AMP Members Receive National Recognition for Excellence in Reliability


    Published on: 03/30/2022
    Several American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) member utilities were awarded Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from the American Public Power Association (APPA) during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference, which took place March 28-30 in Austin, Texas.

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  • AMP and Members Receive National Honors for Excellence in Safety


    Published on: 03/30/2022
    American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) and several member utilities were recognized for excellence in safety at the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) 2022 Engineering & Operations Technical Conference, which took place March 28-30 in Austin, Texas.

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