JCP&L President Jim Fakult Elected Chairman of N.J. Chamber of Commerce

MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Jim Fakult, president of Jersey Central Energy and Gentle (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has been elected chairman of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Fakult, who has spent the previous 33 years with FirstEnergy, has led JCP&L since 2013, the identical yr he joined the Chamber Board of Administrators. He joined the Chamber’s govt committee in 2017 and has served for the previous two years as first vice chair. Fakult succeeds Linda Bowden, who’s retiring from her place as New Jersey Regional President at PNC Financial institution.

“The Chamber’s mission, specializing in financial development, job creation and prosperity all through the state, is much more necessary as New Jersey’s companies and economic system proceed to get well from the coronavirus pandemic,” mentioned Fakult, whose two-year time period was confirmed by the Chamber Board on June 3. “I’ve been lucky to work with outstanding leaders on the Chamber and am honored to tackle this function at such a significant time.”

In Could 2020, Fakult was chosen to affix New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Restart and Restoration Advisory Council, serving to to advise state management on financial issues impacted by the pandemic. He has additionally been named to ROI-NJ’s “Energy Checklist 2021” and this yr’s NJ BIZ “Energy 100” listing.

Underneath Fakult’s management, JCP&L has been named as the one electrical utility on the New Jersey Sustainable Enterprise Registry and has been honored with the 2020 Environmental Management Award by The Commerce & Business Affiliation of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE Journal.

“We’re extraordinarily lucky to have Jim’s management at this important time,” mentioned Thomas A. Bracken, president and CEO of the State Chamber. “Jim has lengthy been a strong supporter of the New Jersey Chamber, the enterprise group and the state of New Jersey. Jim’s expertise and dedication will serve the N.J. Chamber and New Jersey effectively.”

Along with the Chamber of Commerce, Fakult serves of the boards of the Alliance for Motion, New Jersey Power Alliance, Select New Jersey and the New Jersey Utilities Affiliation. He is also a member of the Morris County Chamber Enterprise Cupboard and is chair of the board of trustees for the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey.

JCP&L serves 1.1 million clients within the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Observe JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Fb at or on-line at

FirstEnergy Corp. is devoted to integrity, security, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electrical distribution corporations kind one of many nation’s largest investor-owned electrical methods, serving clients in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The corporate’s transmission subsidiaries function roughly 24,000 miles of transmission traces that join the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic areas. Observe FirstEnergy on-line at Observe FirstEnergy and its utilities on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp, @ToledoEdison, @IlluminatingCo, @OhioEdison, @MonPowerWV, @JCP_L, @Penn_Power, @Penelec, @Met_Ed, @PotomacEdison, @W_Penn_Power.

Editor’s Be aware: Knowledgeable picture of Jim Fakult is accessible for obtain on Flickr. 

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.

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