Brad N. Hall is the manager of external affairs for Kentucky Power Company, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, (AEP). Brad’s primary focus in this role is economic development for Kentucky Power’s twenty county service area with a secondary focus on government and community affairs. Prior to taking this role on June 11, 2012, Brad was the President and CEO of the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, where he was very involved in economic development for eight counties of eastern Kentucky for six years. Prior to his role at the Chamber, Brad was the director of operations and director of revenue assurance for Southeast Telephone for over five years. Before Southeast Telephone, Brad was also the controller for the Mountain Water District in Pikeville, Ky., for five years. Born and raised in eastern Kentucky in the small town of Weeksbury in Floyd County, he received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Pikeville and received his Master’s of Business Administration from Morehead State University. Most recently, Brad completed the Institute of Non-Profit Management (IOM) program at the University of Georgia through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and he completed the Economic Development Institute through the University of Oklahoma in March of 2014. Brad servers as a board member and Executive Committee member of the Southeast Kentucky Chamber. In the past, Brad has served as chairman and board member of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives, board member for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, alumni board member for the University of Pikeville, board member for Big Sandy Regional Healthcare, and board member for the Pikeville Rotary Club. In 2008, Brad was honored by his peers with the Chamber Executive of the Year Award for Kentucky Chambers of Commerce by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives. In 2011, he received the Rising Alumni Award from his Alma Mater at the University of Pikeville. Brad is married to Laura Ford Hall, who is associate professor of communications as well as the director of the music and drama programs for the Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.