Our Leadership

Antonio Smyth


Antonio Smyth is responsible for the development and construction of competitive electric transmission infrastructure projects across the United States.

Prior to his role as president, Smyth held positions of increasing responsibility throughout the past 11 years within AEP and has worked in both the Columbus, Ohio, headquarters and the London, U.K., offices.

Smyth most recently served as director of Transmission Development and was responsible for the identification and evaluation of new projects, acquisitions and strategic business alliances. Smyth also served as vice president of Electric Transmission America, a joint venture between AEP and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company.

Prior to his roles in the transmission organization, Smyth managed the strategic initiatives group, responsible for corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions, and the corporate finance group, responsible for debt and equity capital markets and rating agency activities.

Smyth earned both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in economics from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Management Development Program at The Ohio State University.

Smyth is a veteran of the United States military and serves on the board of the Childhood League Center, Inc.