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2016 Officers and Board Members

Orawan Wells – 2016 Ohio Chapter Chair

I am currently the Administrative Assistant Senior  to the Human Resources team at our main headquarters at AEP supporting 4 Directors.  I joined AEP in 2000 working in the Human Resources Department and left in 2005 to take care of my family.  I returned back in 2009 working in the Underground Department and then transferring over to the Customer Service Department.

 

I joined WiNUp in 2012 because I was asked to attend a meeting just to ‘check it out’.  I was mesmerized by the empowering energy that was in the room and joined the next day.  Ever since then I have been a member.  In 2012 I served as a Committee Member during the Columbus OH conference that was held.  In 2013 I was the Hospitality Chair, and also served as a committee member on the Holiday Social.


I am married with two daughters and reside in the Columbus area.



Lindsay Chambers – 2016 Ohio Chapter Vice Chair

Lindsay Chambers is currently in a Sr. Administrative Support role for Customer Operations at American Electric Power’s headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. She has been employed with AEP for nine years and her current responsibilities include supporting the Customer Operations Leadership staff, Executive Complaints, PUCO Credit Complaints, Time reporting, Support role for ongoing projects with Customer Operations including LEAN communications for Customer & Distribution Services (C&DS), Business Continuity Planning Support as a Report Manager and coordinating efforts for C&DS such as Power Up & Lead workshops. She is also currently one of the Wellness Champions for her floor and an AEP PAC Member.

 

Previous to her employment with AEP, she gained nearly 5 years of experience in the Logistics field with a focus on catering for the elite clientele at NetJets, Inc. where she held the title of Catering Team Lead.

 

Lindsay established membership with WiNUP officially at the beginning of 2009, and has held the title of the Hospitality Co Chair for 2011-2014, Mentoring Chair in 2010, Secretary 2012, Membership Chair 2013 & Hospitality Chair 2015. Coordinating the annual Women’s Clothing Drive for 3 years for Groveport Operations Center, she continued to serve on the committee at AEP Headquarters each year; she has also served on the Social Committee. Lindsay Chambers resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and continues to pursue her education at Columbus State Community College.

 

 

Daniele Dorsey - 2016 Ohio Chapter Treasurer

Danielle Dorsey is currently a Principal Budget Analyst in Corporate Planning and Budging at American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio.  She has been employed with AEP since 2004.  Her current responsibilities include budget preparation and support, variance,  and data analysis and presentations for management.

 

Danielle is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a double major in Management Information Systems and International Business.  She has been a member of WiNUP since 2010.

 

 

Linda Siddons – 2016 Ohio Chapter Secretary

Linda Siddons is currently Director of Meter to Cash with NiSource. Her team is responsible for meter reading, customer billing, print operations, payment processing, and credit and collections for the Columbia Gas companies in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Massachusetts. Linda enjoys the fast pace and daily challenges that come with leading a variety of functions across multiple states.

 

Linda is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Business Administration. She began her career with Columbia Gas of Ohio in 1981 as a customer service representative in Chillicothe, Ohio. Prior to assuming her current role, she held leadership positions in the contact centers, revenue recovery, and gas transportation.

 

Linda lives in Chillicothe, Ohio with her husband Rod and their golden retriever, Karma. They enjoy family dinners and vacations with their two grown children, their spouses and their two year old granddaughter.

 

 

Cynthia Helenthal  - International Chair

I graduated from The Ohio State University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  My first job out of college was as a Staff Accountant at Bridgestone Firestone in Brook Park, Ohio.  I moved to Columbus, Ohio and started my career at NiSource in 2002.  Shortly after that I got married to my husband, Brian.

 

I started with NiSource 14 years ago working as a Tax Analyst for the Gas Distribution Companies.  About three years ago I began working on the Pipeline Companies still in State and Local Tax.  In July 2015, NiSource split into two companies, I went with Columbia Pipeline Group, and was promoted to Manager of Indirect Taxes.  I currently review Sales and Use tax returns for ten companies in approximately 14 states.  I also prepare/review over 15 property tax returns each year.  My other duties include working on various audits, account reconciliations, forecasting state and local taxes, preparing other local tax returns and researching tax laws in various states.

 

I have two children, Zach who is 10 and Julia who is 7.  I am active in my children’s school, and help with the local 4-H club.  We recently bought a camper and I love spending the weekend at a campground with my family.  I am a huge buckeye fan and someday I would like to go see them win the Rose Bowl in Pasadena!

 

 

 

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