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    Walter A Sherry, Jr. – Forestry Operations Manager, American Electric Power


    In his current position Walter is responsible for overseeing AEP's corporate vegetation management program.  This includes managing the transmission forestry program, strategic relationship with contractors and coordinating these activities with our operating companies.

    Prior to this position Walter held the position of utility business development manager responsible for activities in AEP OH, I&M and KY.

    Walter has 27 years of experience in business development, customer relations and T&D engineering experience.  He began his career in 1987 as a distribution engineer in the Charleston Division, Appalachian Power Company.    Throughout his career Walter has held numerous positions developing relations with our customers and providing them with engineering and construction services.

    Walter received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1987 from West Virginia and a master's degree in engineering management from Marshall University located in Huntington, WV in 1995.  Walter completed The Ohio State University’s AEP Management Program and is a member of the International Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) association. He is a retired Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel.

    He lives in Galena, Ohio with his wife Jeanne.

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