Lisa M. Barton is executive vice president – Utilities, leading the activities of AEP’s seven regional electric utility operating companies. In this role, she is responsible for growing regulated utility operations to provide nearly 5.4 million customers with safe, reliable power.
Barton was executive vice president, AEP Transmission, and President and Chief Operating Officer, Transmission Holding Company, American Electric Power (AEPTHCO) from 2006 to 2018. In this role, she managed an asset base of $22 billion.
Barton earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., and a juris doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Mass. She is a member of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts state bar associations and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark office.
Barton is involved in many professional and community organizations. She chairs the board of directors for ReliabilityFirst and is a member of the G100 Network and C200, a global network of female executives. She also chairs the board of trustees for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and is a trustee for the Wexner Center for the Arts.