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SWEPCO appointed Brett Mattison as its new CEO and president



Little Rock, Arkansas – According to a statement released on Friday by Southwestern Electric Power Co., a subsidiary of American Electric Power, Brett Mattison will succeed Malcolm Smoak as president and COO beginning on January 1, 2023.

Smoak will retire on January 1 from American Electric Power after 38 years of service.

“Malcolm has dedicated his career to serving SWEPCO customers, and we appreciate the energy and effort that he has put into his work,” said Peggy Simmons, AEP executive vice president, of Utilities. “His retirement is well deserved, and we wish him all the best when he begins that new chapter in January.”

In accordance with a press release, Mattison will answer to Simmons and be in charge of all SWEPCO services.

Customer service, distribution operations, safety, communications, external relations, and regulatory functions are just a few of them.

According to the news release, Mattison graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in business finance and from the American Institute of Banking with a degree in commercial banking.

He most recently held the positions of president and chief operating officer of Kentucky Power, a division of AEP, but his career with SWEPCO dates back to 1990.

“Brett will be a familiar face for SWEPCO employees and our stakeholders,” added Simmons. “He has cultivated relationships that will allow him to hit the ground running. His customer-centered approach has been a hallmark of his leadership. SWEPCO customers can expect that he will carry on that same commitment when he returns.”

Mattison held the position of director of customer services and marketing from 2004 to 2019. In this role, he was in charge of overseeing SWEPCO’s largest and wholesale customers, as well as all facets of meter reading and meter services, energy efficiency, and process improvement.