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Schimley Honored with AMP DNA Award

Published on: 04/06/2021

Annual award recognizes outstanding employee

COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is proud to announce Kyle Schimley, PE, as the 2021 AMP DNA Award recipient. Schimley is the director of generation optimization and reporting and has been with the organization since 2009.

The annual award — sponsored by AMP’s President and CEO — was initiated in 2008 to recognize an employee who advances AMP’s vision and mission — “to be public power's trusted leader in providing members and their customers the highest-quality, forward-looking services and solutions,” and “to serve members through public power joint action, innovative solutions, robust advocacy and cost-effective management of power supply and energy services,” respectfully.

“Kyle regularly goes ‘above and beyond’ in his work,” stated Jolene Thompson, AMP President and CEO. “His willingness to step up and take ownership of team projects is well-known and affords Kyle the respect of his colleagues. He truly exemplifies AMP’s core values, and we are proud to have him as a member of the AMP team.”

Nominations for the award are submitted by staff in recognition of their fellow employees and include, not just the name of their peer, but the reasons why their nominee should receive the award.

During the awards presentation, Thompson noted that the nominations from Schimley’s colleagues show that he exemplifies all of the organization’s core values on a daily basis. His peers emphasized that he is incredibly dependable and demonstrates that he will do whatever is necessary to ensure the success of projects set to advance the organization’s service to its members.

Schimley joined AMP in 2009 and was named to his current position in 2018. Schimley previously served as the AMP Fremont Energy Center facility manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Ohio.

To accomplish its vision and mission, AMP employees must believe in, and demonstrate, the core values of the organization: integrity, member focus, partnership, employee engagement, stewardship, innovation and accountability. These values serve as the organization’s “DNA” and are a critical foundation to its ability to succeed and serve member communities. The AMP DNA Award recognizes 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.