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APPA Names Jolene Thompson Board Chair-Elect

Published on: 06/13/2019

COLUMBUS, OH: Jolene Thompson, executive vice president of American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) and executive director of the Ohio Municipal Electric Association, was named chair-elect of the American Public Power Association (APPA) Board of Directors during the organization’s annual conference, June 7-12 in Austin, Texas.

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, technical services, environmental affairs and compliance, sustainability initiatives, risk, insurance, strategic planning, NERC compliance and member programs. She also serves as the executive director of the OMEA, which represents the state and federal 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 and chairs the Non-Dues Revenue Committee. She previously chaired the Advisory Committee of State and Regional Associations, the Legislative and Resolutions Committee, and the Dues Committee. She has been a member of the Nominations and Awards Committee three times, and is a past recipient of APPA’s Harold Kramer-John Preston Personal Service Award.

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.


AMP Executive Vice President
Jolene Thompson was named chair-elect
of the APPA Board of Directors.