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Rozsa to Retire; Reese and Scott Take on New Roles in Investor Relations

by on August 1, 2019

Bette Jo Rozsa, managing director, Investor Relations, has announced plans to retire Sept. 30. Darcy Reese, director, Investor Relations, will be promoted to managing director, Investor Relations, effective Oct. 1 and will lead AEP’s efforts to communicate with investors and the financial community. Reese will report to Julie Sloat, senior vice president, Treasury and Risk.

Tom Scott, financial reporting manager, Corporate Financial Reporting, will be promoted to director, Investor Relations.

Bette Jo Rozsa, Darcy Reese, Tom Scott

“For 39 years, Bette Jo has been an incredible asset to AEP,” said Brian Tierney, executive vice president and chief financial officer. “Through pivotal changes in our company, she has provided invaluable institutional knowledge as well as a strong understanding of the investor and market perspectives. We wish her the best in her well-deserved retirement. Under Julie’s guidance, I know Darcy and Tom will continue to cultivate strong relationships with AEP’s investors and stakeholders and tell our story as the premier regulated energy company.”

Rozsa began her career with AEP in 1980 in Accounting Policy and Research. In 1987, she became director of Shareholder Relations and was responsible for managing retail shareholders and bondholders along with overseeing the annual meeting of shareholders. In 1997, she assumed her current role, which included expanded responsibilities of developing a proactive institutional investor relations program and overseeing AEP’s acquisition of Central and South West Corp. from an investor relations perspective. In 2017, Rozsa was the first AEP employee named to Institutional Investor magazine’s All America Executive Team, ranking third overall and second by the sell side as “Best Investor Relations Professional in Electric Utilities.”

Reese joined the company in 2008 as manager of Corporate Financial Reporting. She also was director of Accounting Policy and Research before becoming director of Investor Relations in 2017. Prior to joining AEP, she worked in various finance and accounting roles at L Brands and Exel Global Logistics (DHL).

Scott began working for AEP in 2013 in Corporate Financial Reporting. In 2015, he took a position in Accounting Policy and Research before returning to Corporate Financial Reporting as a manager in 2017. Prior to joining AEP, he worked in public accounting for KPMG LLP.

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