(Columbus) American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) has announced the appointment of John Christopher (Chris) Easton as chief risk officer, adding him to the organization’s Executive Management Team.
Easton has held a senior management position with AMP since October 2014, serving as vice president of business operations. Prior to joining the AMP staff, he worked 30 years for the AMP member community of Wadsworth, Ohio, where he retired as director of public service. Easton is a former member of the AMP Board of Trustees, having served as Board treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee.
As chief risk officer, Easton will chair the Risk Management Committee and provide overall management of the Middle Office – the independent oversight, compliance, control and monitoring office for the organization. This includes the day-to-day valuation, reporting and monitoring of all power, energy and fuel procurement activities, as well as implementing and overseeing the Enterprise Risk Management Program. His responsibilities also include management of AMP’s Corporate Energy Risk Control Policy.
“AMP is a large and diverse organization (see description below) and risk management is a critical function that is greatly supported by our Board of Trustees and organization leadership,” AMP President/CEO Marc Gerken said. “Chris’ experience in the industry and with the organization will contribute greatly to efforts to enhance and expand our existing risk management activities, and our staff within the risk group.”
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