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Harris Honored with AMP DNA Award

Published on: 04/08/2022

Annual award recognizes outstanding employee

COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is proud to announce Errin Harris as the 2022 AMP DNA Award recipient. Harris joined the organization in 2013 as legal administrative assistant and today serves as paralegal.

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. 

“Errin demonstrates integrity and an innovative, positive personality which has earned her the respect of her colleagues and AMP leadership,” stated Jolene Thompson, AMP President and CEO. “She also always approaches her work from the perspective of how it benefits members and is known to take a proactive role to problem solving.  Errin is a positive influence to those around her and is very deserving of this recognition.”

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 Harris’ colleagues show that she exemplifies all of the organization’s core values on a daily basis. Her peers emphasized that she is a true team player and works hard to meet the members’ needs and requests.

Harris joined AMP full time in 2013 as legal administrative assistant to AMP’s deputy general counsel and deputy general counsel of FERC/RTO affairs, and was promoted to her current position of paralegal in 2017. Harris had previously worked as a temporary employee for AMP as administrative assistant for Risk Control and AMPO, Inc. since 2012. Prior to AMP, she worked in technology at JPMorgan Chase. She is a certified paralegal, and holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis.

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 both its staff and members the importance of the key organizational criteria it strives to meet.