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Bruce H. Braine

Vice President, Strategic Policy Analysis
American Electric Power

Bruce H. Braine

Bruce H. Braine is vice president for strategic policy analysis for American Electric Power Service Corp. In this position, he focuses on analysis of federal and state energy and environmental policy as well as analysis and development of long-term environmental and energy strategy for AEP.

Braine joined AEP in 1997 as senior vice president – analysis for AEP Energy Services, an AEP subsidiary. He was named vice president – strategic policy analysis in 2002. Braine has a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford, where he graduated from Stanford’s Public Management Program.

Before joining AEP Energy Services in 1997, Braine was a principal in the Washington, D.C., economic and management consulting firm of Putnam, Hayes and Bartlett.

Braine also served as a senior vice president at ICF-Kaiser International, where he directed ICF’s $6 million electric utility business consulting unit.

Braine serves as vice-chair of EPRI's Global Climate Change Committee, on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Climate Exchange, on the Board of Directors of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and as chair of the IETA US working group, on the EEI Strategic Issues Committee and EEI Economics and Public Policy Executive Advisory Committee, and on the finance committee and as chairman of the pension committee of the United Way in central Ohio.