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Vince Boggs Hits 50 Years with AEP Ohio

AEP has 16,800 employees; only have worked at the company for 50 years. Vince Boggs joined this exclusive club June 10. Boggs, a line crew supervisor in Steubenville, was 21 years old when he was hired in 1971. He had worked at a porcelain fabricating plant (pouring cement shower basins), at a brass manufacturer (making …

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Advocating and Honoring Pride 365 Days a Year

Julia Klingenberg joined AEP in 2005 in Supply Chain and Procurement and has been chair of AEP’s Pride Partnership employee resource group for just a few short months. Already, she has seen why groups like this are so important — and the impact they can have advocating for vulnerable populations. “Within days senior leaders had …

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Jeff Jackson Finds Love, Belonging at AEP Ohio

For the LGBT community, coming out is hard, no matter when or how it happens. We spoke with Jeff Jackson, a work scheduling assistant in Columbus, about his journey – and how he found love along the way. “I’ve been pretty open about being gay since I was about 18 or 19. So, it’s never …

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Michael Garner: Down 89 Pounds and ‘I’m Not Done Yet’

Michael Garner’s dad was not a healthy man. He had several serious medical conditions. He suffered heart attacks at age 28 and 31 and a blood clot and a stroke several years later. He died at age 34. Garner, 47, has been overweight most of his life and has struggled with health problems. For many …

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Hill Honored for 16-Year Commitment to Meals on Wheels

LifeCare Alliance has presented Regulatory Consultant Sherry Hill with the Franklin County Meals-on-Wheels Corporate Partner Spirit Award. Hill was involved with the program for 16 years. Hill’s career at AEP began at the General James M. Gavin power plant in Cheshire, Ohio, where her dad was a welder for 36 years. Hill interned there in …

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Wooster Line Crew Helps Local Elementary School

Many schools across the country are facing big challenges as a result of the pandemic. When a Wooster line crew saw a chance to help out a local elementary school, they hopped at the chance. Line Servicer Marc Conley was sent to Fredericksburg Elementary School April 15 to disconnect and remove a secondary power line. …

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