6/25/2010
Tony Barley Named New Customer Service Rep
Tommy Hudson Retires After 37 Years of Service in Texas Panhandle

Tony Barley, senior engineering technician for AEP Texas North Company in Childress, Texas, has been named customer service representative for AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company’s (SWEPCO) North Texas Panhandle area, which serves some 7,000 customers. Barley succeeds Tommy Hudson, who retired May 31 as CSR from Wellington, Texas.
            An 18-year employee, Barley began his career with CSW/AEP in 1992. A native of Childress, he attended high school there and attended West Texas State University in Canyon. He is married to the former Becky Johnson of Childress and they have two grown children and a granddaughter. He attends Childress Church of Christ.
            Hudson, a 37-year employee, began his CSW/AEP career as a management trainee in 1973 and later served as a local manager and customer service specialist for West Texas Utilities in Wellington. He moved to his current position in 2000.
            A Morton, Texas, native, Hudson attended high school there and earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Texas Tech University. He is a certified lighting efficiency professional and certified energy manager in Texas. He is married to the former Beverly Browne of Morton and they have two children. He is a deacon and RA leader at First Baptist Church. Hudson has been a member of the Wellington Volunteer Fire Department since 1979, and has received advanced firefighter certification and served as past assistant chief. He currently served the fire department as training officer and secretary.
            SWEPCO is an operating unit of American Electric Power Company (AEP), serving over 474,000 customers in east and north Texas, western Arkansas and northwestern Louisiana.
 

SWEPCO Corporate Communications
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