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Fifth Third names AEP CEO to board

Fifth Third Bancorp has appointed American Electric Power Co. CEO Nicholas Akins to its board of directors.

Akins began his career as an electrical engineer in 1982 and worked at the former Central and South West Corp. before it merged with AEP in 2000. AEP is an electricity utility in Columbus, Ohio.

Fifth Third Bancorp, based in Cincinnati, has 1,326 banking centers, mostly in the Midwest.

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