Board of Trustees

Michael G. Morris, ’81


Elected 9/29/10

Michael G. Morris, ’81, is chairman, president, and chief executive officer (CEO) of American Electric Power (AEP), one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, as well as chairman and CEO of all of AEP’s major subsidiaries.

Morris, who joined AEP after 12 years in top leadership positions at Northeast Utilities and Consumers Power Company, was elected to his current positions in January 2004. He is a director of Alcoa, Battelle Memorial Institute, and The Hartford Financial Services Group. He has also served as chairman of Edison Electric Institute and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, and as director of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited.

Morris received his B.S. and M.S. (science) degrees from Eastern Michigan University in 1969 and 1973, respectively, and his J. D. from Detroit College of Law in 1981.