Linn Draper is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Electric Power Company, Inc. He joined AEP in 1992, following his thirteen year tenure with Gulf States Utilities Co. in Beaumont, Texas, where he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. He is a Director of NorthWestern Corp., Sprint Corp., Alliance Data Systems Corp., Temple-Inland, Inc. and has been a Director of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc since November 2004. He was a Director of ANR Holdings LLC from August 2004 to February 11, 2005.
Dr. Draper received a Bachelor’s degree from Rice University and a Doctorate degree from Cornell University. Dr. Draper was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for significant contributions to nuclear power development through research, engineering innovations, and overall management. He was a faculty member in nuclear engineering at UT-Austin from 1971-79 and also previously served on the advisory committee for the UT Austin Engineering Foundation.