American Electric Power announced Monday that Brett Mattison will replace Matt Satterwhite as president and chief operating officer of Kentucky Power.

Accoriding to a the statement released by KY Power, Mattison, 54, is currently the director of customer services and marketing for Kentucky Power’s sister company, Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), in Shreveport, Louisiana.  

Satterwhite, 45, has been promoted to vice president of regulatory services and will relocate to Columbus, Ohio, the statement said.

Mattison will take the reigns at the beginning of January.

“I look forward to carrying out the commitments the Kentucky Power team has made especially in economic development and to further enhance the overall customer experience by providing reliable and affordable electricity to all of our customers,” Mattison said in the statement.

Mattison joined SWEPCO in 1990 and, according to the statement, has served as SWEPCO’s director of customer services and marketing since 2004, with responsibility for account management of SWEPCO’s wholesale, industrial, commercial and residential customers; metering services; energy efficiency programs; and process improvement.

Satterwhite, in the statement, said leaving Kentucky Power and Eastern Kentucky is “bittersweet.”

“We have made great strides in rebuilding the economy and I have loved being part of that, plus my family and I love the community,” he said. “But I am confident Brett, who has a deep understanding of the utility business and a collaborative leadership style, will continue Kentucky Power’s mission and be an active member in the region.”

Mattison earned his bachelor of science degree in business finance from Louisiana Tech University and a commercial banking degree from the American Institute of Banking, the statement said. He and his wife, Lori, have four children and two grandchildren. Mattison and his family will relocate to the Ashland area.

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