Power Lunch Series Features AEP CEO


WVSU’s Power Lunch Series Features Appalachian Power CEO

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- Charles R. Patton, President and Chief Operating Officer of Appalachian Electric Power, was the guest speaker at West Virginia State University’s Power Lunch Series on Nov. 8, 2011.  The program is designed after Harvard University’s School of Management model.  The Power Lunch Series (PLS) was initiated last year by the Institutional Advancement administrative area. 

The PLS invites executives to join a small, select group of students holding leadership positions across campus for a discussion about the profession of the guest speaker.  The speaker is asked to address his/her professional field in a relaxed lunch setting with bright student leaders from one of the WVSU’s four colleges.

The sole criteria is that the speaker has signature authority within the organization where he or she is employed.  Mr. Patton was the speaker for the College of Business and Social Sciences.  Previous speakers include Patricia Alexander, Founder and CEO of Alexander Loan Review and Consulting, LLC and Steve Hedricks, Vice President of Bayer CropScience and Manager of the Institute Industrial Park.

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