Michael D. Corbin will join Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), a unit of American Electric Power (AEP), as the External Affairs Manager in Shreveport, serving northwest Louisiana.
Corbin will work with local communities and collaborate with stakeholders on issues concerning local economic development, government, business, education, emergency service coordination and other community needs. Corbin succeeds John Hubbard, who will retire from his position in June after 48 years of service with SWEPCO.
Currently, Corbin serves Shreveport citizens as their elected official on the city council, representing 25,000 residents in District D through the end of this year. During his time on the council, he served on the audit and finance, infrastructure, riverfront/downtown and public safety committees. During his professional career, Corbin worked in business development and business relations for companies within the healthcare, insurance and finance industries as well as a business consultant for municipalities, banks and educational institutions.
“Michael brings decades of experience fostering collaboration between citizens, government and private businesses to the External Affairs team,” said Brian Bond, vice president of External Affairs. “As a lifelong resident of Northwest Louisiana residing in Shreveport, he has deep roots in the local community.”
In 2011, Corbin was named a Special Friend of the Barnwell Center, where he also served on the board of directors. He also received the Community Service Award in 2012, presented by Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corp. He is a Red River Revel volunteer supervisor and a member of the Krewe of Gemini.
Corbin earned a Master of Arts in Human Relations and Supervision from Louisiana Tech University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Centenary College of Louisiana.