George Bjelovuk, managing director, Enterprise Technology, is responsible for AEP's technology strategies related to application and infrastructure standards, IT investment planning, and business analytics and optimization.
Prior to this role, Bjelovuk had been leading AEP’s gridSMART initiative, a program of technology investments and customer programs directed at modernizing AEP’s distribution business. He was responsible for developing and marketing programs for emerging customer offerings in AEP’s utility business and for providing oversight to the company’s research & development efforts.
Bjelovuk has been with AEP for 27 years, and has held a variety of leadership positions in technology and customer services functions.
Bjelovuk graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s of engineering degree in electrical engineering. He has a master’s of business administration from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.
Bjelovuk serves as board member for the Simon Kenton Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and has been board member and past president of the Association of Telecommunications Professionals. He has chaired EPRI's Smart Grid Executive Committee, and is active in its Intelligrid program. He was elected as the Investor-Owned Utiltiy representative to the governing board for the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, and serves as the Board's Secretary.