�Marc S. Gerken, P.E., has served as president and chief executive officer of American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) since February 2000.AMP is the wholesale power supplier and services provider for 129 members, including 128 municipal electric systems in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky and the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC), a joint action agency headquartered in Smyrna, Delaware. AMP is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and its member municipal electric systems serve more than 627,000 customers.Gerken began his career as a civil engineer working extensively in the public sector on infrastructure projects, including transportation, water, wastewater and storm water improvements. He served as the city engineer in the public power community of Napoleon, Ohio, and in 1995, was named the community�s city manager. In that capacity, Gerken served on the AMP Board of Trustees for four years and chaired the AMP Board committee with oversight over the construction of the 42-MW Belleville Hydroelectric Plant. He joined AMP in 1998 as vice president of business and operations.Gerken is active in public power leadership and policy development positions on a national level:� Currently serves as President of the National Hydropower Association (NHA) Board of Directors.� Past chairman of the American Public Power Association (APPA) Board of Directors, having served as a member of the 10-member Board Executive Committee from 2004-2011, and as the chairman from June 2009-June 2010.� Previously chaired the Public Power, Inc. Board of Directors, which oversees an APPA utility services affiliate.� A frequent presenter at APPA meetings and a leader in public power Joint Action Agency working groups.� He has testified before congressional committees and FERC technical conferences on wholesale power market issues.� Active with the Transmission Access Policy Study Group (TAPS).��
Like what you see? Make sure you're getting it all
Employee Benefit News provides the current awareness and insight benefit managers need to select, communicate and manage benefit programs to their employees.