Mr. Gibbs is Manager of Government and Environmental Affairs for American Electric Power in Austin, Texas. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas. He has 35 years of experience in the electric utility industry, during which he has managed all of the environmental disciplines in the electric utility industry. He is currently responsible for legislative activities, environmental strategic planning, environmental policy development, and regulatory interface.
His employer, American Electric Power, ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns and operates the nation's largest electricity transmission and distribution systems, stretching across eleven states from Texas to Michigan.