Full Name
Antonio Smyth
Job Title
Senior Vice President, Transmission Ventures, Strategy & Policy
Speaker Bio
Antonio Smyth is senior vice president, Transmission Ventures, Strategy & Policy. In this role, Smyth is responsible for Asset Strategy and Policy, in addition to his current responsibilities supporting Transmission's Joint Ventures and competitive development efforts. Transmission Asset Strategy & Policy is responsible for oversight of regulatory outcomes at the federal (FERC), state and Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) levels; project siting, outreach and right-of-way; and coordination of financial and strategic matters related to AEP Transmission.

Previously, Smyth was vice president of Transmission Ventures, the subsidiary of American Electric Power responsible for the development, ownership and operation of competitive-regulated electric transmission infrastructure projects across the United States. He is responsible for AEP’s portfolio of FERC jurisdictional electric transmission joint ventures and serves as president or on the board of directors of joint ventures with Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Duke Energy, Exelon Corporation, Westar Energy and First Energy.

Smyth has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout the past 17 years within AEP and has worked in the Columbus, Ohio, headquarters and the London, U.K., offices. He has testified as an expert witness on electric transmission matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and various state regulatory commissions.

Prior to his role in the transmission organization, Smyth most recently managed the strategic initiatives organization, which is responsible for corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions, and the corporate finance organization, which is responsible for debt and equity capital markets and rating agency activities.
Antonio Smyth