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PSO Announces Dwayne Apple named new vice president of Distribution Operations

June 3, 2024

TULSA, Okla. (June 3, 2024) – Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) has named Dwayne Apple as the company’s new vice president of Distribution Operations. Apple replaces Jennifer Ellis who has assumed a new leadership role with PSO’s parent company, American Electric Power (AEP). Apple will be based in PSO’s Tulsa office and will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the electric distribution system for more than 575,000 customers throughout Oklahoma.

Previously, Apple served as Director of Safety and Health for AEP where he led the region’s team of safety and health professionals and was responsible for the strategy and implementation of safety standards and performance. He joined PSO in 1987 as an apprentice lineman and has held various leadership roles with PSO and AEP over the course of his career.

Dwayne earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational management and is a graduate of the AEP Leadership program at Ohio State University. He also holds an associate degree in Electric Construction Technologies.

Dwayne and his wife Tammy reside in Jenks, Oklahoma and enjoy spending time with their three children and three grandchildren.


About PSO

PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), is an electric utility company serving over 575,000 customer accounts in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma, powering a cleaner, brighter energy future for its customers and 232 communities.  Based in Tulsa, PSO has approximately 4,500 megawatts of diverse generating capacity that primarily includes wind and natural gas.  It maintains and operates more than 20,000 miles of distribution lines and 3,800 miles of transmission lines and is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state.  Find news releases and other information at www.PSOklahoma.com.  Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor and Instagram @PSOklahoma.

About American Electric Power (AEP)

American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is powering a cleaner, brighter energy future for its customers and communities. AEP’s approximately 16,700 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 224,000 miles of distribution lines to safely deliver reliable and affordable power to 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 31,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including more than 6,900 megawatts of renewable energy. The company’s plans include growing its renewable generation portfolio to approximately 50% of total capacity by 2030. AEP is on track to reach an 80% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2030 and has committed to achieving net zero by 2045. AEP is recognized consistently for its focus on sustainability, community engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion. AEP’s family of companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana, east Texas and the Texas Panhandle). AEP also owns AEP Energy, which provides innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide. For more information, visit aep.com.


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