American Electric Power (AEP)

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Charleston, Ohio

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk


American Electric Power (AEP) scored a 90 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, American Electric Power increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. AEP uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company provides a benefits package for employees which covers travel/lodging costs for an abortion and transgender medical procedures for covered employees and dependents, including children. AEP is a signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge and supports the Equality Act. For these reasons, American Electric Power receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of American Electric Power (AEP)

Julie Sloat

Julie Sloat


Headquartered in Charleston, Ohio, American Electric Power (AEP) is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Energy industry. Julie Sloat and Nicholas K. Akins serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $80,875 to Republican causes and $19,607 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, American Electric Power (AEP) currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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