SWEPCO names Eric Basinger Manager, Economic and Business Development


Eric Basinger has been named Manager, Economic and Business Development for AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), and will be responsible for economic development activities across SWEPCO’ s three-state service area of Northwest Louisiana, western Arkansas and east and north Texas. He can be reached directly at 318-673-3170 for economic development needs.  Basinger had been serving as director, economic development for the City of Anniston, Alabama (AL).

               Basinger has more than 16 years of economic development experience, and has served as economic development executive directors in Evergreen, Wetumpka and Ozark, AL, as well as in Bradenton, Florida.

               A native of Fultondale, AL, Basinger earned a bachelor of science degree in history from the University of West Alabama, and a master of public administration degree from Auburn University.  He received his Certified Economic Developer certification from the International Economic Development Council.

                Basinger has been active in the Economic Development Association of Alabama, serving on the board of directors as commercial committee chair. He is married to the former Amy Haskew of Claiborne, AL, and he enjoys traveling.




Scott McCloud
Corporate Communications