A visionary leader of public power technology management, Branndon Kelley of American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) has joined the Board of Directors of Hometown Connections, Inc. AMP is one of six joint action agencies that co-own Hometown Connections. Mr. Kelley is AMP’s Senior Vice President of Technology & Chief Information Officer and AMP’s representative on the Hometown Board.
Deploying IT/OT Innovations for Public Power
Mr. Kelley has more than 20 years of experience providing vision, leadership, governance, and execution for technology programs in a wide variety of business environments including technology, education, government, financial services, energy, healthcare and manufacturing. His experience spans IT operations, infrastructure, application development, project management, cybersecurity, executive leadership, strategy, and business development.
He joined AMP in 2009 and has led the organization through a complete IT transformation. Mr. Kelley oversees all information technology, SCADA/plant systems and cybersecurity functions, projects, and people. He is responsible for setting, facilitating, and leading technology strategy and tactical execution.
“I am delighted to welcome Branndon Kelley to the Hometown Connections Board of Directors,” said Chair Randy S. Howard, General Manager of the Northern California Power Agency. “Since 2018, the Hometown Board and staff have worked closely with Branndon, as he has been instrumental in the launch and management of Hometown’s hosted AMI and cybersecurity assessment services. We look forward to his expanded leadership and guidance as a member of the Board, as Hometown expands its suite of technology solutions in support of community-owned utilities across the United States.”
Recognized as a leader in his field, Mr. Kelley is often invited to speak at national and regional technology and utility conferences and events. In 2018 and 2019, he received the comSpark Central Ohio Tech Power Player Award. He is a member of 2017 class of Smart Business’s Central Ohio Smart 50, was named the 2012 Intelligent Utility’s CIO of the Year, the Top 20 Most Innovative CIOs in 2014, and was awarded the 2015 Frost and Sullivan CIO Impact Award.
Prior to AMP, Mr. Kelley held senior management and executive roles at Quick Solutions, Inc. (QSI) (now Fusion Alliance), HP, EDS, Saber Corp and has spent over nine years as an adjunct professor in project management, information technology, and business at local colleges.
Mr. Kelley has a BS in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University (where he has been included in the Alumni Hall of Fame, and awarded the Pinnacle Award) and an MBA in Finance from the Keller Graduate School of Management (where he was recognized as one of the top 40 graduates in school history with the 40 for 40th award).
About Hometown Connections, Inc.
Hometown Connections, Inc. is a national, non-profit utility services organization specializing in the unique challenges facing community-owned utilities. For more than 20 years, our expert team has helped over 900 utilities to transform their processes and systems. Hometown Connections works with utilities of all sizes, facilitating access to technology and services from industry-leading companies and consultants. Hometown offers solutions to develop each area of the utility business: operations, cybersecurity, business strategy, customer care, finance, and workforce. Hometown Connections, Inc. is co-owned by the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority, American Municipal Power, Inc., Great Lakes Utilities of Wisconsin, Missouri Public Utility Alliance, Northern California Power Agency, and Vermont Public Power Supply Authority. Visit www.hometownconnections.com.