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By American Electric Power

AEP has named Whitney Czelusniak manager – Economic & Business Development for its Virginia and Tennessee area, effective March 22, 2021. In this role, based in Roanoke, VA, Whitney will promote the AEP-Appalachian Power region to new customers, assist our growing existing customers, and assist our external economic development partners to achieve their goals.

Whitney brings significant experience to AEP, having previously served as the economic development coordinator for Washington County, VA, where she maintained oversight of the county’s economic development office and programs. Prior to her time with Washington County, Whitney worked as an economic development specialist for the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development. In this role, she designed and implemented projects benefiting public and private sector entities throughout the Commonwealth. Whitney’s career began in local government as a management fellow for the city of Savannah, GA.

A native of Southwest Virginia, Whitney earned a Master of Public Administration degree and Graduate Certificate in Economic Development from Virginia Tech. She completed her undergraduate education at Roanoke College. In her free time, Whitney is active in several organizations in her community and enjoys hiking, gardening, running and playing piano.

Whitney can be reached at 267.780.9099 or

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