Our Leadership


Josh Burkholder

Director, Transmission Asset Strategy

Joshua Burkholder is responsible for securing competitive transmission projects within the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) region.

Burkholder was previously manager of Transmission Strategy and Business Development and responsible for the development of AEP's new state transmission companies or "Transcos." In that role Burkholder was responsible for the strategic implementation of Transcos across AEP's 11-state service territory. He also has held the position of manager of Strategic Initiatives with responsibility for the overall content of AEP's strategic plan, strategic studies, corporate development and merger and acquisition analysis. He has served in Commercial Operations, working on business development projects and AEP's integration into PJM.

Burkholder earned a bachelor's degree with honors in economics from University of Maryland, and a master's degree in business administration from The Ohio State University.