COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that Adam Ward has been promoted to senior vice president of member services and external affairs, adding him to the organization’s Executive Management Team.
Ward has held a leadership position with AMP since 2016, most recently serving as vice president of environmental affairs, sustainability and energy policy.
In his new role, Ward provides oversight to AMP’s member focused business and economic development efforts, sustainability initiatives, internal and external communications, government relations, technical services and member programs. This includes leading the organization’s corporate environmental, safety and North American Electric Reliability (NERC) compliance activities.
Ward joined AMP in February 2016 as assistant vice president of environmental affairs and policy, having previously served as assistant chief of the Air Pollution Control Division with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). His 20-year career with the EPA spanned various positions and his expertise includes federal and state regulations, with an emphasis on air pollution and energy; strategic policy analysis, development and implementation.
“Adam is an integral part of AMP’s member services, external affairs, advocacy and policy efforts,” said Jolene Thompson, AMP President/CEO. “His unique perspective and leadership will allow him to effectively tackle the challenges of an ever-changing industry. He is a strong addition to the organization’s executive management team as we continue to provide industry-leading services to our members.”
Ward holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental health from Bowling Green State University; a master’s degree in environmental, safety and emergency management from the University of Findlay; and is a Certified Public Manager through the Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs.