External Affairs

Texas External Affairs and Economic Development Managers

Contact our external affairs managers if you are seeking assistance with local government, business, education, emergency service coordination or other community needs.


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Olga Maldonado
Manager, Community Affairs and Customer Services
1519 Calton Road
Laredo, TX 78044-3400
E-mail: omaldonado@aep.com

Tony Arce
Manager, External Affairs
1519 Calton Road
Laredo, TX 78044-3400
E-mail: tarce@aep.com


Lee Jones
Manager, Community Affairs and Customer Services
5700 N. Cage
Pharr, TX 78577-7921
E-mail: hljones@aep.com


Daniel Lucio
Manager, External Affairs
355 W. Business 77
San Benito, TX 78586
E-mail: dlucio@aep.com


Patrick King
Manager, External Affairs
2600 E. Corral Street
Kingsville, TX 78363
E-mail: psking@aep.com


Ken Griffin
Manager, Community Affairs and Customer Services
539 N. Carancahua
Corpus Christi, TX 78478
E-mail: kwgriffin@aep.com


Vee Strauss
Manager, External Affairs
2901 Mockingbird Lane
Victoria, TX 77903
E-mail: svstrauss@aep.com


Lynn Ferry-Nelson
Manager, External Affairs
4421 W. Loop 281
Longview, TX 75604
E-mail: lmferry-nelson@aep.com


Jennifer Harland
Manager, External Affairs
3708 W. 7th Street
Texarkana, TX 75501-6324
Email: jkharland@aep.com


Greg Blair
Manager, Community Affairs and Customer Services
301 Cypress Street
Abilene, TX 79601
E-mail: gwblair@aep.com


Fred Hernandez
Manager, External Affairs
933 W. 19th Street
San Angelo, TX 76903
E-mail: fbhernandez@aep.com


Rita Parrish
Manager, External Affairs
512 W. Leona Street
Uvalde, TX 78801-4530
Email: rmparrish@aep.com


Tony Barley
Customer Services Acct. Rep.
1700 Avenue G NW
Childress, Texas 79201
Email: tlbarley@aep.com

Economic Development
NE Texas
Eric Basinger

Manager, Economic Development
428 Travis Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
E-mail: esbasinger@aep.com

Other TX Communities
E. Ray Covey

Manager, Economic Development
400 W. 15th St. Suite 1500
Austin, TX 78701
E-mail: ercovey@aep.com

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