Eric Basinger has been named Manager, Economic and Business Development for AEP Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), and will be responsible for economic development activities across SWEPCO’ s three-state service area of Northwest Louisiana, western Arkansas and east and north Texas.
Basinger had been serving as director, economic development for the City of Anniston, Alabama (AL).
With more than 16 years of economic development experience, Basinger has served as economic development executive directors in Evergreen, Wetumpka and Ozark, Ala., as well as in Bradenton, Fla.
A native of Fultondale, Ala., Basinger earned a bachelor of science degree in history from the University of West Alabama, and a master of public administration degree from Auburn University. He received his Certified Economic Developer certification from the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.
Basinger has been active in the Economic Development Association of Alabama, serving on the board of directors as commercial committee chair. He is married to the former Amy Haskew of Claiborne, Ala., and he enjoys traveling.
He can be reached directly at (318) 673-3170 for economic development needs.