About Marc S Gerken


Marc Gerken became president and chief executive officer of American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) in 2000, having previously served as the utility’s vice president of business and operations. Under Mr. Gerken's direction and vision, AMP has undergone tremendous growth and become a recognized leader in the utility industry. He joined TEA’s board in 2014.

Mr. Gerken began his career as a civil engineer working extensively in the public sector on infrastructure projects, including transportation, water, wastewater, and storm water improvements. He served as the city engineer in the public power community of Napoleon, Ohio, and in 1995, was named the community's city manager. In that capacity, Mr. Gerken served on the AMP Board of Trustees for four years and chaired the committee that oversaw construction of the 42 MW Belleville Hydroelectric Plant.

Mr. Gerken is active in public power leadership and policy development positions on a national level. He is a past chairman of the American Public Power Association (APPA) Board of Directors and currently serves on the board of the National Hydropower Association (NHA). A frequent presenter at APPA meetings, Mr. Gerken has also testified before congressional committees and FERC technical conferences on wholesale power market issues.

Mr. Gerken holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Dayton. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and Florida.

American Municipal Power, Inc. is the nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 132 member municipal electric systems in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Maryland, and Delaware. Combined these public utilities serve more than 640,000 customers.

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