Leigh Anne Strahler
Vice President - Regulatory and Finance
Leigh Anne Strahler is vice president of Regulatory and Finance for AEP Texas. In this role, she is responsible for direction of regulatory and financial activities of AEP Texas, which delivers electric service to over 1 million meters in south and west Texas.
Strahler was previously director of Business Operations Support for Appalachian Power Company. In that role, she was responsible for review, reporting and analysis of operating company financial results, and coordination of short- and long-term financial plans, including helping prioritize operations and maintenance and capital expenditures consistent with AEP strategy. In addition, she was responsible for sustaining a “lean” culture of continuous improvement in the operating company.
She joined AEP in 2006 as a senior cost control analyst in Generation Engineering Projects & Field Services at AEP Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, and later was promoted to manager of Business Planning & Support Services. In 2012, she was promoted to project manager/change agent for AEP’s Operations and Performance Transformation group, which was responsible for rolling out the “lean” process improvement program across AEP. She moved to Appalachian Power in 2015 to become director of Business Operations Support. Prior to joining AEP, she held various positions at Limited Brands and IBM Global Services.
She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bethany College in West Virginia and an MBA from The Ohio State University. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She is a graduate of Leadership Columbus and past president of the Junior League of Columbus. She is a board member of the Columbus Diaper Bank and Rea of Hope, Inc.