COLUMBUS: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) announced today that Adam Ward has joined the staff as assistant vice president of environmental affairs and policy.
Ward comes to AMP after a 20-year career in various capacities with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), most recently as assistant chief of the Air Pollution Control Division. His areas of expertise include federal and state regulations, with an emphasis on air pollution control, environment and energy; analysis of regulations targeting areas of concern and potential impacts; and environmental and energy policy development and implementation. Ward has led Ohio’s response to the U.S. EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, overseeing outreach and planning efforts.
“AMP is fortunate to welcome Adam to our staff,” said AMP Executive Vice President of Member Services and External Affairs Jolene Thompson. “With two decades of experience in environmental regulation, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the issues confronting AMP, our members and our generation assets. The organization is committed to developing and maintaining responsible power supply strategies for our members’ benefit and Adam will be a key part of this effort.”
In his new position, Ward will direct the functions of the AMP environmental affairs group, including compliance activities, regulatory review, policy development and regulatory filings; perform siting analysis and provide regular updates to the AMP Board of Trustees and membership.
Ward started with the Ohio EPA in 1996. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Bowling Green State University, a master’s degree in environmental, safety and emergency management from the University of Findlay, and completed the Certified Public Manager program at the Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs.
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