Patrick J. Kelly

At Large


Patrick J. Kelly
Director, Economic Development
Akron, Ohio

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.

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Last Modified: October 3, 2018