FirstEnergy's Economic Development staff live and work in the our five-state service territory. They know the communities and the community leaders. They are excellent resources for companies considering locating in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and Maryland.
Please contact any member of the FirstEnergy Economic Development team for assistance.
- Melissa M. Frank, Senior Economic Development Executive – Ohio Edison service area, Northeast and Central Ohio
- Carol Haines, Director, Economic Development – Cleveland Electric Illuminating service area, Northeast Ohio
- Hans D. Rosebrock, Manager, Economic Development & External Affairs – Toledo Edison service area, Northwest Ohio
- Douglas R. Myers, Economic Development Executive – Met-Ed service area, Southeast Pennsylvania
- Lisa K. Nentwick, Manager, Economic Development - Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power service areas, Western Pennsylvania & Shale Gas specialist
- JP H. Tambourine, Manager, Economic Development – Penelec and West Penn Power service areas, Central Pennsylvania
- Lucas Cade, Senior Economic Development Executive – Penelec and West Penn Power service areas, South-Central Pennsylvania
- Douglas R. Myers, Economic Development Executive – JCP&L service area, Northern and Central New Jersey
- Lucas Cade, Senior Economic Development Executive – Potomac Edison service area, West Virginia
- James M. Bowman, Senior Economic Development Executive – Mon Power service area, West Virginia
- Lucas Cade, Senior Economic Development Executive – Potomac Edison service area, Maryland
- Patrick J. Kelly, Director, Economic Development
- Carol A. Haines, Director, Economic Development – Ohio and West Virginia
Please contact the FirstEnergy Economic Development professionals to explore how we can help make your project a success.
As FirstEnergy’s director of Economic Development, Patrick leads development activity across the company’s Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and Maryland service territory.
Patrick plans and implements the corporate economic development strategy by building strong relationships with economic development organizations at the national, state and regional levels. He has served as the chair of the Ohio Economic Development Council, World Trade Center Cleveland’s Annual Conference and the Greater Cleveland Growth Association’s Business Resource Panel. He also worked as a loaned executive during the formation of Team Northeast Ohio. Patrick is a member of the Northern Ohio Export Development Council and serves as co-chair of the Marketing Committee on the board of the Utility Economic Development Association, a national group of investor-owned utility professionals.
Patrick has more than 25 years of experience with FirstEnergy, including nearly 20 years with the Economic Development Department. He is a graduate of Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Melissa represents FirstEnergy's economic development function in the Ohio Edison service area, including all or parts of Ashland, Clark, Columbiana, Crawford, Delaware, Holmes, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Union, and Wayne counties. Melissa also is responsible for FirstEnergy’s relationships with site location consultants and corporate relocation consultants.
Melissa works closely with economic development organizations to support the communities they serve, FirstEnergy utility customers and prospects. Melissa has been an officer and board member for several state and national economic development organizations, including president of the Ohio Economic Development Association.
Melissa's career with FirstEnergy spans nearly 20 years and includes experience in customer service and sales, as well as nearly 15 years with the economic development team. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.
Hans is responsible for generating industrial growth in the Toledo Edison service territory. His initiatives include organizing information for business clients; assisting customers with engineering/electric service issues, rate analyses, and financial/tax incentives; building relationships with clients nationally and internationally; managing an international business assistance program for manufacturers and high value-added service customers in the service area, and strategic initiatives such as identifying new greenfield and brownfield properties for future development opportunities. Hans is also the local government liaison for communities in the eastern portion of the Toledo Edison service territory and serves in that capacity for Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station.
Hans has nearly 25 years experience in the economic development profession. Earlier in his career, he held positions with The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agriculture & Environmental Sciences and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. He is also past chairman of the Ohio Economic Development Council and the Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development Association.
Hans was an honors graduate of the University of Toledo with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geography and urban planning, with specializations in urban economic geography, quantitative research methods, and economic modeling. He is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.
Lisa is responsible for the economic development activities in the western Pennsylvania area including Armstrong, Butler, Crawford, Erie, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
She works closely with prospective customers to provide engineering and site location assistance as well as rate analysis with an added emphasis on the Shale Gas Industry.
Lisa has more than 25 years experience with FirstEnergy working with large commercial & industrial customers providing value-added services associated with new construction projects and electric service line extensions.
Lisa is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BS degree in Business Administration.
JP is responsible for economic development activities in central Pennsylvania. JP covers areas served by both Penelec and West Penn Power in all or parts of Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Mifflin, Potter, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Warren, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.
JP also has leadership responsibilities for the economic development activities in JCP&L’s New Jersey service area, and Potomac Edison’s service area in Maryland.
JP has more than 30 years of experience with the company. He is a graduate of Penn State University.
Lucas is responsible for FirstEnergy’s economic development activities in Maryland, eastern West Virginia, and south central Pennsylvania. Along with promoting the area for business development, he works closely with county, regional and state level officials in a variety of roles to facilitate business growth and job creation.
Lucas has more than 25 years in economic development and related experience. He has worked in the private and public sectors, and he understands the often complex issues related to site location and analysis.
Lucas has a Bachelor of Science degree from Troy State University in Secondary Education and a Master of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Economic Development. He is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute in Norman, Oklahoma.
Doug is responsible for FirstEnergy’s economic development activities in southeastern Pennsylvania and in northern and central New Jersey. This includes all or parts of the Met-Ed service territory in Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike and York counties in Pennsylvania, and JCP&L’s service areas in Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties in New Jersey.
He establishes relationships with local, regional, state, national and international companies and economic development partners to facilitate business retention and growth in these FirstEnergy utility service areas.
Doug is a member of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association and serves on the boards of several county economic development organizations.
Doug has more than 30 years of experience with FirstEnergy in the areas of economic development, customer service, energy efficiency and conservation, and sales and marketing. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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Jim is responsible for economic development activities in FirstEnergy’s Mon Power service territory in West Virginia.
He has developed strong relationships with county and regional economic development partners, and he is an active member of West Virginia’s Polymer Alliance Zone, the Hardwood Alliance Zone, and the West Virginia Economic Development Council.
Jim has more than 20 years of experience with the company, including nine years in economic development. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Jim also graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute.