Branndon Kelley, serves as American Municipal Power, Inc’s Sr. Vice-President Strategy & Innovation, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), has more than 24 years of experience providing vision, leadership, governance and execution for innovation, technology, and transformation programs, projects and departments. His role includes responsibilities for information technology, operation technology (SCADA and plant systems), advanced metering infrastructure, smart city and enterprise cyber security. In 2022, AMP named Kelley the organization's executive sponsor for innovation and transformation.
Kelley joined AMP in 2009 and has led AMP through a complete IT transformation. Recognized as a leader in his field, Kelley serves on the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative Board of Directors the Hometown Connections, Inc. Board of Directors, The Energy Authority, Inc (TEA) Innovation Panel and serves as president of the Board of Directors for the DeVry Scholarship Fund; he is often invited to speak at national and regional technology and utility conferences and events. In 2021, Kelley joined the HCI Board of Directors and was recognized as an Energy Central Innovation Champion. In 2018 and 2019, Kelley 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. In 2012, Kelley served as chair of the TechTomorrow (now CIO Tomorrow) conference and in 2013, as chair of the American Public Power Association IT Committee.
Prior to AMP, Kelley held senior management and executive roles at Quick Solutions Inc. (now Fusion Alliance), HP, EDS, Saber Corp and has spent over nine years as an adjunct professor at local colleges.
Kelley holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from DeVry University and was inducted into their alumni hall of fame earning a Pinnacle Award. He also holds 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.