Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Strategy & Innovation, American Municipal Power
Branndon Kelley, Chief Strategy Officer & Senior Vice President of Strategy & Innovation, has more than 20 years of experience providing vision, leadership, governance and execution for technology programs, projects and departments. His role includes oversee all innovation and transformation efforts as well as the development, implementation and tracking of the organization’s strategic plan. He also will lead efforts to help AMP and its Members embrace the electric utility of the future and will provide oversight of the risk, audit and information technology departments. Kelley joined AMP in 2009 and has led AMP through a complete IT transformation. Recognized as a leader in his field, Kelley serves as president of the Board of Directors for the DeVry Scholarship Fund and is often invited to speak at national and regional technology and utility conferences and events. In 2018 and 2019, Kelley received the comSpark Central Ohio Tech Power Player Award. He is a member of 2017 class of Smart Business’s Central Ohio Smart 50, was named the 2012 Intelligent Utility’s CIO of the Year, the Top 20 Most Innovative CIOs in 2014, and was awarded the 2015 Frost and Sullivan CIO Impact Award. In 2012, Kelley served as chair of the TechTomorrow conference and in 2013, as chair of the American Public Power Association IT Committee. Prior to AMP, Kelley held senior management and executive roles at Quick Solutions Inc. (now Fusion Alliance), HP, EDS, Saber Corp and has spent over nine years as an adjunct professor at local colleges. Kelley holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from DeVry University and was inducted into their alumni hall of fame earning a Pinnacle Award. He also holds an MBA in finance from the Keller Graduate School of Management, where he was recognized as one of the top 40 graduates in school history with the 40 for 40th award. In 2012 he was named the Intelligent Utility’s CIO of the Year. He currently serves as president of the Board of Directors of the DeVry Scholarship Fund and serves on the board of the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative.