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APPA Names Jolene Thompson Board Vice-Chair

Published on: 06/21/2018

COLUMBUS, OH: Jolene Thompson, executive vice president of American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) and executive director of the Ohio Municipal Electric Association, was elected vice chair of the American Public Power Association (APPA) Board of Directors during the organization’s annual conference, June 15-20 in New Orleans.

Thompson has been with AMP and OMEA since 1990. As executive vice president of member services and external affairs for AMP, she provides oversight to the organization’s government relations, communications, safety and training, sustainability initiatives, environmental compliance, human resources, NERC compliance, administrative services and member programs. She also serves as the Executive Director of the OMEA, which represents the legislative interests of Ohio’s more than 80 municipal electric systems.

Thompson has been active with APPA for more than two decades. She currently serves as a member of the Board and its Executive Committee. She previously chaired the Dues Committee, Advisory Committee of State and Regional Associations, and Legislative and Resolutions Committee. She has been a member of the Nominations Committee three times, and is a past recipient of APPA’s Harold Kramer-John Preston Personal Service Award.

“APPA plays a critical role representing public power nationally. AMP and our members are strong supporters of the APPA and we’re pleased that Jolene will have the opportunity to step up on the APPA Board,” said Marc Gerken, AMP president and CEO. “APPA will undoubtedly benefit from her leadership.”

The APPA is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities that serve more than 49 million Americans.

View official APPA news release here.

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AMP Executive Vice President Jolene
Thompson was elected vice chair of
the APPA Board of Directors.