Tania Hotmer

Engagement Leader

Office Location: Costa Mesa

Phone: +1 562 4265400

Tania Hotmer is an engagement leader at culture-shaping firm Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company. Tania joined Senn Delaney in 2014 after a 10-year career at American Electric Power, one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S.

Prior to joining Senn Delaney, Tania served as organizational performance and culture transformation leader at AEP. She managed a variety of internally focused communication and change activities to raise the profile and awareness of AEP’s performance improvement and cultural initiatives. A key part of that role was developing communications to drive culture change and improve organizational performance by changing behavior and underlying mindsets of employees.

Tania brings a wealth of project management expertise to her work with clients. She is a certified administrator of project management. In an earlier project management role at AEP, she developed project plans and managed peaking and base load generating projects, including Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC), and gas peaking units. She was recognized as Women and Minorities National Scholarship winner with the Project Management Institute.

Tania also served at AEP as external affairs manager from 2010 to 2013, representing AEP/Appalachian Power in community and legislative affairs, working with manufacturer’s associations, the state chamber, the governor’s office, and all county commissions. She developed strategic communication and lobbying efforts while serving as a registered lobbyist in support of the strategic goals of the company. In addition, Tania managed philanthropic and political action contributions within the state, educated employees, the public, and state and elected officials on the cost recovery and earnings process for regulated utilities. She also developed and maintained strong working relationships with elected officials, the Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Tania has served on several boards, including Charleston Area Alliance, West Virginia Chamber Environmental Board, American Red Cross West Virginia, and Habitat for Humanity West Virginia.


Tania earned a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor degree (cum laude) in applied management with a minor in process and project analysis, both from Franklin University.

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