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Norton Honored with American Municipal Power, Inc. DNA Award

Published on: 06/12/2017

Annual award recognizes outstanding employee

COLUMBUS, OH: Chris Norton has been recognized as the American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) 2017 DNA Award recipient. Norton is the director of market regulatory affairs, and has been with the Columbus-based organization since 1998.

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.

Norton has held a variety of positions with the organization during the last 19 years, and served four years in the U.S. Navy.

“Chris is very integral to what we do,” Gerken said. “He’s very innovative and makes suggestions that save our members a ton of time and money.”

Norton resides in Blacklick, Ohio.

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AMP President/CEO Marc Gerken (left) presents the 2017 AMP
DNA Award to Chris Norton, director of market regulatory affairs.