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AEP Honors Charles Patton with Inaugural Volunteer Award

by on October 13, 2022

Charles Patton served for 27 years at AEP. His retirement in July 2022 brought memories of his tenure and leadership into focus, as his time as a leader at AEP and two operating companies was widely celebrated. But Patton’s legacy goes far beyond his work and career achievements at AEP.

His legacy is also one of service to others.

During his tenure, Patton often emphasized the importance of service. And despite a full schedule, Patton himself sat on many boards and he currently serves on the YMCA of Central Ohio board. His service remains an example of AEP’s commitment to the communities we serve.

In light of Patton’s service, AEP has chosen to honor his legacy with the Charles Patton Volunteer of the Year award.

“Charles Patton was an integral part of the AEP community and a true partner to leaders, employees and community members across the company’s footprint,” said Nick Akins, chair and chief executive officer. “This award is a fitting tribute to the contributions Charles made during his 27 years at AEP.”

All employees and teams are eligible for the award. Employees are free to nominate any fellow employee or team. Nominations must be submitted by November 4.

Nominations will be reviewed, and a winner will be announced in December.

The winner(s) will receive a $2,500 donation to their organization of choice.

“What better way to honor Charles than to recognize those at AEP who are giving back to others,” said Janelle Coleman, vice president, Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion. “Many of our colleagues are dedicated to serving others while on and off the clock. That’s Charles’s legacy, and we’re proud to honor that and employees who are doing exemplary work in our communities.”

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  1. Donald Janicki permalink

    Former Zanesville Division Manager Elden Hudson will be inducted into the Muskingum CountyVeterans Hall of Fame. This honor is based on what you do for your community after being aveteran.  In addition, Elden is one of the few remaining WWII veterans in Muskingum County.(I’ve sent this to “media”@aep but have heard nothing from them.Thanks, dj

    Donald Janicki Chandlersville, OH 43727 Blessed is the nation whose God is the lord – Psalms 33:12

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