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Flanagan Honored with American Municipal Power, Inc. DNA Award

Published on: 06/27/2016

Annual award recognizes outstanding employee

COLUMBUS: Ed Flanagan has been recognized as the American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) 2016 DNA Award recipient. Flanagan is the help desk specialist with AMP’s IT department, and has been with the Columbus-based organization since 2008.

Marc Gerken, AMP president/CEO initiated the annual award in 2008 to recognize an employee who advances AMP’s vision and mission. AMP’s vision is “to be public power’s leader in wholesale energy supply and value-added Member services,” and its mission is “to provide Members with the benefits of scale and expertise in providing and managing energy services.”

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.

Flanagan joined the AMP staff following a 20-year career with the United States Air Force and previously working as an IT generalist for Zomax in Columbus.

“Ed is the ‘go-to-guy’ for AMP members and staff on IT help desk matters,” said AMP President/CEO Marc Gerken. ”He is extremely knowledgeable, is committed to the organization and has a positive attitude, all of which benefit this organization greatly.”

Flanagan resides in Galloway, Ohio.

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AMP President/CEO Marc Gerken (right) presents the 2016 AMP
DNA Award to Ed Flanagan, help desk specialist.