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Effective Sept. 8

Simmons Named President of Firm

TULSA—Peggy Simmons was recently named president and chief operating officer of the Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, The Black Chronicle has learned.

Currently managing director of transmission asset strategy of American Electric Power, Mrs. Simmons will assume the new position on Sept. 8.

American Electric Power is the parent company of the Public Service Co. of Oklahoma.

She will succeed Stuart Solomon, who has held the position for 14 years.

Mrs. Simmons, 41, will be responsible for developing regulatory and strategic policies related to transmission line projects.

Her responsibilities will include working with communities that could be affected by those plans and dealing with rights -of-way and other issues.

In addition, she will be responsible for customer service, distribution operations, safety, communications, external affairs and regulatory functions.

Before she was managing director for American Energy Power, Mrs. Simmons managed regulatory commodity sourcing for American Energy Power of Ohio and was a ...To read more, subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper