AEP Ohio has many amazing women among its ranks: engineers, lineworkers, technicians, customer advocates, analysts, advisors and managers, just to name a few. As we honor Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating the female team members who inspire us. We spoke with a few to hear how they’re working to power change every day. Read their stories below: 

Kristen Thompson, Manager, Distribution Technical Skills

An 18-year veteran of AEP, Kristen Thompson is now on the front lines teaching our next generation of lineworkers and meter electricians about necessary skills, career advancement and the door-opening power of volunteerism.

Meet Kristen >


Cherie Long, Manager, Distribution System

In her 30-year career at AEP, Cherie Long has embraced her role as a caretaker for her community. She leads a team of 150 distribution operations employees in northwest Ohio and encourages their commitment to the people we serve.

Meet Cherie >


Angie Rybalt, Director, Customer Experience 

Rybalt learned her fierce work ethic by watching her father, who “had nothing” when he grew up in Vietnam. She brings a drive and passion to her role leading 23 employees who tackle customer needs in the Columbus area.

Meet Angie >


Michelle Marsh, Director, Safety & Health

As you move along your career path you’ll make mistakes, but don’t give up, advises Marsh who almost pursued a career that wasn’t right for her. Inspired and supported by her parents, she’s found her passion for getting our workers home injury-free.

Meet Michelle >


Kim Crump, Field Services Supervisor

Crump manages a team that helps maintain more than 517,000 electric meters in the Columbus area. One thing she’s learned during her 42 years with AEP? Women can go anywhere.

Meet Kim >




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