Rafael Sanchez named Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning

IPL announces key new additions and promotions

February 24, 2016

Rafael Sanchez joins IPL as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning.  In this new role, Rafael will focus on strategic IPL business initiatives while helping to ensure IPL maintains safe, reliable and affordable electricity for its 480,000 residential and commercial customers. Sanchez will also have responsibility focused on achievement of the Company goals.

Most recently Sanchez served as Vice President of Business Development & Legal Affairs for Fineline Printing Group.  Sanchez is a highly respected business executive and a committed community leader.  He currently serves as Secretary for the Indy Chamber, Co-Chair for Plan 2020, Chair for Cancer Support Community, Executive Committee for the United Way of Central Indiana and a board member of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Sanchez holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras and a law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School. 

Tanya Sovinski has joined IPL as Director of Community Relations. As a member of IPL’s Public Affairs team, she will oversee the development, coordination and management of IPL’s charitable contributions, sponsorships, volunteer activities and engagement with more than 200 local not-for-profit organizations.

Sovinski brings diverse experience to IPL. Prior to her current position, she served as the Director of Development for Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Sovinski received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Hanover College and is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Class XXXVIII. In addition, Sovinski serves on the Board of Directors for the Domestic Violence Network as well as Dig-IN.

Brad Riley has been promoted to Director of Strategic Accounts & Customer Programs.  Riley joined IPL in 1980. In his current position, Riley is responsible for leading a veteran account management team who manage activities and programs for IPL’s largest commercial and industrial customers. He is also responsible for overseeing IPL’s Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency programs. 

Riley is active in his church and serves on the boards of the Children’s Bureau, Develop Indy and the Builder Association of Greater Indianapolis.


About Indianapolis Power & Light Company and AES.
Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), an AES Company, provides retail electric service to more than 480,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For more information about the company, please visit www.IPLpower.com or connect with us at www.twitter.com/IPLpowerwww.facebook.com/IPLpower or www.linkedin.com/company/IPLpower.

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 18 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 18,500 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. AES’ 2014 revenues were $17 billion, and we own and manage $39 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

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Indianapolis Power & Light Company
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