Board of Directors

Croom

Jana T. Croom

Chief financial officer of Kimball Electronics 
Director of FirstEnergy since 2022.

Committees: Audit; Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Political Oversight 

Demetriou

Steven J. Demetriou

Chairman, chief executive officer and a director of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Director of FirstEnergy since 2017.

Committees: Finance (Chair); Compensation

Hicks

Lisa Winston Hicks

Chair of the board for MV Transportation, Inc. 
Lead Independent Director of FirstEnergy 
Director of FirstEnergy since 2021

Committees: Compensation; Operations and Safety Oversight

Kaleta

Paul Kaleta

Retired executive vice president and general counsel at First Solar Inc.
Director of FirstEnergy since 2021

Committees: Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Political Oversight (Chair); Compensation

Klimczak

Sean T. Klimczak

Senior managing director and global head of infrastructure of Blackstone Inc.
Director of FirstEnergy since 2022.

Committees: Compensation; Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Political Oversight

Lynn

Jesse A. Lynn

General counsel of Icahn Enterprises L.P.
Director of FirstEnergy since 2021.

Committees: Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Political Oversight; Operations and Safety Oversight

O'Neil

James F. O’Neil III

Principal owner of Forefront Solutions, LLC.
Director of FirstEnergy since 2017.

Committees: Compensation (Chair); Audit

Somerhalder

John W. Somerhalder II

Chair of the Board, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of FirstEnergy Corp.
Director of FirstEnergy since 2021.

Committees: Finance; Operations and Safety Oversight

Teno

Andrew Teno    

Portfolio manager of Icahn Capital LP.
Director of FirstEnergy since 2021.

Committees: Audit; Finance

Turner

Leslie M. Turner

Retired as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of The Hershey Company.
Director of FirstEnergy since 2018.

Committees: Audit (Chair); Finance

Williams

Melvin D. Williams

Retired as president of Nicor Gas and senior vice president of Southern Company Gas.
Director of FirstEnergy since 2021.

Committees: Operations and Safety Oversight (Chair); Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Political Oversight

The Board annually reviews the independence of each of its members to make the affirmative determination of independence that is called for by our Corporate Governance Policies and required by the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  Click here to see our Corporate Governance Policies.