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Deeter Honored with American Municipal Power, Inc.-DNA Award

Published on: 06/30/2014

-Annual award recognizes outstanding employee

COLUMBUS: Chris Deeter has been recognized as the American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) 2014 “AMP DNA Award” recipient. Deeter is Assistant Vice President of Finance & Member Credit Compliance, and has been with the Columbus-based organization since 2003.

Marc Gerken, AMP president/CEO initiated the annual award in 2008 to recognize an employee who advances AMP’s vision and mission as established through its strategic planning process. AMP’s vision is “To be public power’s leader in wholesale energy supply,” and its mission is “To develop, manage and supply diverse, competitively priced, reliable wholesale energy to public power through strategic partnerships and member-focused relationships.”

To accomplish its vision and mission, AMP employees must believe in, and demonstrate, the core values of the organization: cooperation, integrity, innovation, action-oriented, effective communication and member focused. These values serve as the organization’s “DNA” and are a critical foundation to its ability to succeed and serve member communities. As such, Gerken believed it appropriate to establish a program that would recognize employees who best demonstrate the values/DNA of AMP as a way to highlight to both its staff and members the importance of the key organizational criteria it strives to meet.

Gerken asked the staff to nominate their fellow employees for the award. They were asked to provide not just a name, but the reasons why their nomination should receive the award.

Deeter came to AMP with a great deal of professional experience having previously worked as a Portfolio Manager and Chief Compliance Officer for G.A. Gummer & Associates and nearly 14 years with AEP. “Chris is a valuable resource and is always ready to provide help,” Gerken said. “He has a positive attitude and understands the need for communication. He represents our members’ best interest in everything he does.”

Deeter resides in New Albany, Ohio.

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    AMP President/CEO Marc Gerken (right) presents the 2014 AMP DNA Award to Chris Deeter, assistant vice president of finance & member credit compliance.