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FirstEnergy Corp (FE.N)

FE.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Misheff

62 2018 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Charles Jones

63 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Steven Strah

54 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Bennett Gaines

65 Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, Chief Information Officer

Samuel Belcher

50 2018 Senior Vice President, President - FirstEnergy Utilities

Ebony Yeboah-Amankwah

41 2018 Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Chief Ethics Officer

Michael Anderson

67 2007 Independent Director

Steven Demetriou

60 2017 Independent Director

Julia Johnson

56 2011 Independent Director

Thomas Mitchell

63 2016 Independent Director

James ONeil

60 2017 Independent Director

Christopher Pappas

63 2011 Independent Director

Sandra Pianalto

64 2018 Independent Director

Luis Reyes

67 2013 Independent Director

Leslie Turner

61 2018 Independent Director

Irena Prezelj

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Misheff

Mr. Donald T. Misheff, CPA has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of FirstEnergy Corp, effective May 15, 2018. He on-executive Chairman of the Board since May 2018. Retired in 2011 as managing partner (position held since 2003) of the Northeast Ohio offices of Ernst & Young LLP, a public accounting firm. He serves as a director of the following two other public companies: TimkenSteel Corp. and Trinseo S.A. Director of your Company since 2012. Mr. Misheff graduated from The University of Akron with a major in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. As the managing partner of the Northeast Ohio offices of Ernst & Young LLP from 2003 until his retirement in 2011, he advised many of the region’s largest companies on financial and corporate governance issues. He began his career with Ernst & Young LLP in 1978 as part of the audit staff and later joined the tax practice, specializing in accounting/financial reporting for income taxes, purchase accounting, and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience performing, reviewing, and overseeing the audits of financial statements of a wide range of public companies. Mr. Misheff’s vast financial and corporate governance experience, together with his extensive experience with a wide range of public companies provides an excellent background for his current position as our non-executive Chairman of the Board.

Charles Jones

Mr. Charles Edward Jones, Jr., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He is President, CEO and director of your Company since January 1, 2015. He was Executive Vice President and President, FirstEnergy Utilities throughout 2014, Senior Vice President and President, FirstEnergy Utilities from 2010 to 2011, and also served as President of your Company’s utility subsidiaries from 2010 through 2014. He also serves as a director of many other subsidiaries of your Company, and served as a director and executive officer of FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. (“FES”) and certain of its subsidiaries from 2015 to 2016. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Jones was chief executive officer of FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (“FENOC”). FES, its subsidiaries and FENOC filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in March 2018. Mr. Jones received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from The University of Akron. He also attended the United States Naval Academy and was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He completed the Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Public Utility Executive Program at the University of Michigan. He has had an extensive career, at Ohio Edison Company and later FirstEnergy Corp., and has held various executive leadership positions, most recently Executive Vice President and President of FirstEnergy Utilities, and currently President and CEO. With this vast experience, Mr. Jones brings to your Board an extraordinary understanding of the inner workings of the public utilities industry and FirstEnergy.

Steven Strah

Mr. Steven E. Strah is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of FirstEnergy Utilities Subsidiary of the Company.

Bennett Gaines

Samuel Belcher

Mr. Samuel L. Belcher is Senior Vice President, President - FirstEnergy Utilities of the company.

Ebony Yeboah-Amankwah

Ms. Ebony L. Yeboah-Amankwah is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Chief Ethics Officer of the Company. She joined FirstEnergy in 2005 as an attorney supporting the company's Treasury Department, and was promoted several times in the Legal Department, developing expertise in the area of state regulatory affairs. In 2011, she was named executive director of State Affairs, managing legislative and regulatory strategy across the company's six-state service area. She returned to the Legal Department in 2012 and most recently served as Executive Director, State and FERC Legal Affairs. Ms. Yeboah-Amankwah earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and philosophy from Washington & Jefferson College, and received her law degree from Washington and Lee University.

Michael Anderson

Mr. Michael J. Anderson, CPA is Independent Director of FirstEnergy Corp. He Chairman of the board of directors of The Andersons, Inc., a diversified public company with interests in the grain, ethanol and plant nutrient sectors of U.S. agriculture, as well as in railcar leasing and repair and turf products production, since 2016. He also served as CEO and chairman of the board of directors from 2009 to 2015 and chief executive officer from 1999 to 2015, of The Andersons, Inc. Director of your Company since 2007. Mr. Anderson received an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management and was a Certified Public Accountant. He participated in the Harvard Advanced Management Program. Mr. Anderson was an auditor for Arthur Young & Co. In 1996, he became president and chief operating officer of The Andersons, Inc., and he is currently that company’s chairman. Mr. Anderson’s experience in the accounting and executive management areas are invaluable assets for your Board.

Steven Demetriou

Mr. Steven J. Demetriou is Independent Director of the company. He is Chairman, chief executive officer and director of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., a provider of technical professional and construction services, since August 2015. Chairman and chief executive officer (from 2004 to 2015) of Aleris Corporation (“Aleris”), a manufacturer of aluminum rolled products. Mr. Demetriou was chairman and chief executive officer of Aleris when it filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in 2009 and when it successfully emerged from those proceedings in June 2010. He served as a director (from 2008 to 2014) and non-executive chairman (from 2011 to 2014) of Foster-Wheeler AG; director of the OM Group (from 2005 to 2015); and director of Kraton Corporation (from 2009 to 2017). Director of your Company since January 2017. Mr. Demetriou received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Tufts University. His experience extensive leadership and senior management roles, including the role of chief executive officer. In addition, he brings experience in a variety of industries, including engineering, construction and oil and gas. His extensive executive and board experience has equipped him with leadership skills and the knowledge of board processes and functions. This experience qualifies him to serve as a member of your Board.

Julia Johnson

Ms. Julia L. Johnson, J.D., is Independent Director of FirstEnergy Corp. She is President of NetCommunications, LLC, a national regulatory and public affairs firm focusing primarily on energy, telecommunications and broadcast regulation, since 2000. She serves as a director of the following three other public companies: American Water Works Company, Inc., MasTec, Inc., and NorthWestern Corporation. Director of your Company since 2011. Ms. Johnson received her law degree from the University of Florida College of Law after graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. She is a former chairman and commissioner of the Florida Public Service Commission, which provides her with valuable insight into the electric utility industry. In her current position as president of NetCommunications, LLC, she develops strategies for achieving objectives through advocacy directed at critical decision makers. She previously served as senior vice president of Communications and Marketing at Milcom Technologies and also has additional public company board experience. Ms. Johnson’s extensive regulatory background, legal experience and additional board experience qualify her to serve as a member of your Board.

Thomas Mitchell

Mr. Thomas N. Mitchell is Independent Director of FirstEnergy Corp. He is Chairman of the World Association of Nuclear Operators since March 2019. Retired in 2015 as the president, chief executive officer and director (positions held since 2009) of Ontario Power Generation Inc. (“OPG”), an Ontario-based electricity generation company. He is also a former director and member of the leadership and compensation committee of the Electric Power Research Institute. Director of your Company since 2016. Mr. Mitchell received his undergraduate degree in Engineering (Nuclear and Thermal Sciences) from Cornell University, his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University and his LLD (Hon) from University of Ontario Institute of Technology, which is an honorary degree. He has extensive experience in the nuclear industry and as a senior executive. Prior to his most recent executive position at OPG, he held progressively more responsible leadership roles before being named the site vice president at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, where he directed the day-to-day operations of the station. He also served as a vice president for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and as a Lieutenant (Naval Reactors) in the US Navy. Mr. Mitchell’s industry experience, along with his broad leadership and business skills, are essential to your Board.

James ONeil

Mr. James F. ONeil III, is Independent Director of the Company. Partner, Western Commerce Group, an advisory and investment firm, since 2016. He is Principal owner of Forefront Solutions, LLC, which provides consulting services primarily to the energy infrastructure industry, since October 2017. Former president, chief executive officer and director of Quanta Services, Inc., a provider of specialty contracting services to the electric power and oil and gas industries (from 2011 to 2016). He serves as a director of the following three other public companies: Hennessey Capital Acquisition Corp IV, NRC Group Holdings and Spark Power Group Inc. Director of your Company since January 2017. Mr. O’Neil received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Tulane University. His has extensive leadership and senior management experience, including the role of chief executive officer, chief operating officer and senior vice president of operations integration and audit. His extensive executive and board experience has equipped him with leadership skills and the knowledge of board processes and functions. Additionally, Mr. O’Neil’s audit, general corporate decision-making and engineering experience makes him a valuable member to your Board.

Christopher Pappas

Mr. Christopher Daniel Pappas is Independent Director of FirstEnergy Corp. He is Retired in March 2019 as president and chief executive officer (positions held since 2010) of Trinseo S.A., a producer of plastics, latex and rubber. Mr. Pappas transitioned to the role of special adviser at Trinseo S.A., effective March 4, 2019. He also serves as a director of two public companies: Trinseo S.A. and Univar Inc., a chemical distributor and provider. Director of your Company since 2011. He was a director of Allegheny Energy from 2008 to 2011, and he became a director of your Company approximately seven months after Allegheny Energy’s merger with your Company. Mr. Pappas received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He served in various leadership capacities at NOVA Chemicals Corporation, Dow Chemical, and DuPont Dow Elastomers. His extensive executive and board experience has equipped him with leadership skills and the knowledge of board processes and functions. Additionally, Mr. Pappas’ general corporate decision-making and senior executive experience with a commodity-based business provides a useful background for understanding the operations of your Company.

Sandra Pianalto

Ms. Sandra Pianalto serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Pianalto retired in May 2014 as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, a position she held since 2003. Prior to retiring, Ms. Pianalto also chaired the Federal Reserve’s Financial Services Policy Committee, which is a committee of senior Federal Reserve Bank officials responsible for overall direction of financial services and related support functions for the Federal Reserve Banks and for leadership in the evolving U.S. payment system. Ms. Pianalto is an executive in residence at the University of Akron. She also serves as a director of the following three other public companies: Eaton Corporation plc, Prudential Financial, Inc. and The J.M. Smucker Company. Director of your Company since February 2018. Ms. Pianalto received a master’s degree in economics from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Akron. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Ms. Pianalto has extensive experience in monetary policy and financial services, and brings wide- ranging leadership and operating skills through her former roles with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and experience serving as a director of other public companies. Ms. Pianalto joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in 1983 as an economist in the research department and held progressively more responsible leadership roles before being named president and chief executive officer. As president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, she developed expertise in economic research, supervision of financial institutions, and payment services to banks and the U.S. Treasury. In this role, Ms. Pianalto also managed approximately 950 employees. Ms. Pianalto’s comprehensive experience qualifies her to provide substantial guidance and oversight to your Board, particularly in overseeing the Company’s fina

Luis Reyes

Mr. Luis A. Reyes is Independent Director of FirstEnergy Corp. He has Retired in 2011 as a Regional Administrator (position held since 2008) of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the “NRC”), a federal regulatory agency. Director of your Company since 2013. Mr. Reyes received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and his Master of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. He has extensive experience in the nuclear field and has held senior leadership positions with the NRC. He joined the NRC in 1978 where he held progressively more responsible leadership roles before being named executive director of operations in 2004, where he managed the day-to-day operations of the agency. He also served as regional administrator for NRC Region II, overseeing all new commercial nuclear power plant construction in the country as well as operating plant inspections in the southeast United States. Mr. Reyes retired from the NRC in 2011 with 33 years of service. Mr. Reyes’ engineering and industry experience is essential to your Board.

Leslie Turner

Ms. Leslie M. Turner is Independent Director of the Company. She is Retired in March 2018 as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary (positions held since 2012) of The Hershey Company, a global confectionery company. Director of your Company since September 2018. Ms. Turner received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center after graduating from the New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She also received a Master of Laws in Law and Government from the American University, Washington College of Law. Ms. Turner has extensive and wide-ranging leadership, legal, governance and corporate strategy skills through her former roles with The Hershey Company and The Coca-Cola Company. Ms. Turner served as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of The Hershey Company from 2012 until her retirement in March 2018. In this role, Ms. Turner was the leader of Hershey’s legal, government relations, corporate secretary, and corporate security functions. She also advised Hershey on M&A opportunities and other stakeholder considerations facing publicly traded companies. Prior to joining Hershey, Ms. Turner’s career included progressively more responsible leadership roles at Coca-Cola North America, Akin Gump Hauer & Feld, LLP and the senior executive service level of the federal government. Ms. Turner’s legal experience and additional regulatory experience qualify her to serve as a member of your Board.

Irena Prezelj

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