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Women in Business: Career Advice You Didn’t Get w/PSO President Peggy Simmons
May 22, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Chamber’s Women in Business programming provides networking, educational and informational opportunities for attendees. These quarterly events bring in women from the area to hear speakers, network and learn from one another.
Peggy Simmons is president and chief operating officer of Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO).
She is responsible for all aspects of providing electric service for PSO’s more than 550,000 customers. These include customer service, operation of the distribution system, safety, communications, external affairs and regulatory functions.
Previously, Simmons was managing director of transmission asset strategy for American Electric Power (AEP), responsible for transmission strategy and policy, regulatory support, as well as outreach, siting and rights-of-way for transmission projects.
Prior to that role, Simmons served as manager of regulatory commodity sourcing for AEP Ohio. She also served as manager of renewable energy in AEP’s competitive business.
Simmons joined AEP in 1999 as an energy trading scheduler in AEP’s commercial operations. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from The Ohio State University, and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Central Michigan University.
Simmons is a graduate of The Executive Program-Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and is a member of the G100 Next Generation Leadership program
Simmons serves on the board of directors for the State Chamber of Oklahoma, Regional Tulsa Chamber and the Tulsa Area United Way.
Public Service Company of Oklahoma, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 550,000 customer accounts in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO has more than 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity and is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state. News releases, community & educational activities and other information can be found at www.PSOklahoma.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PSOklahoma.