Former Dynegy EVP, Strategic Transformation Leader Joins AEP
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American Electric Power has named Julius Cox senior vice president and chief human resources officer effective Oct. 21.
Cox will succeed Tracy A. Elich, vice president, Human Resources, who is retiring Dec. 31 after more than 43 years with the company.
Cox will have responsibility for strategically aligning human resources functions and processes in support of AEP's overall business strategy including oversight of employee relations, leadership and organization development, culture and diversity, benefits and compensation, operations, wellness and productivity for AEP's 18,000 employees. He will report to Lana Hillebrand, executive vice president and chief administrative officer.
Cox most recently served as executive vice president and chief transformation officer for Dynegy where he led a strategic transformation initiative designed to make the company more competitive. Previously, Cox was Dynegy's chief administrative officer with responsibility for human resources, information technology, business services, investor relations, regulatory and governmental affairs and communications.
Hillebrand noted that Cox, "helped to lead a successful culture transformation at Dynegy that positioned the organization for success following restructuring."
"His leadership also enabled Dynegy to successfully manage significant business challenges within the volatile competitive energy space," Hillebrand said.