FirstEnergy Names Paul Thornton External Affairs Manager for Toledo Edison's Central and Southern Service Area


AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has named Paul Thornton the new external affairs manager for Toledo Edison's southern and central service areas.

External affairs managers serve as liaisons between Toledo Edison and elected officials, as well as support community involvement activities.  They work from regional offices across Toledo Edison's service area to provide closer proximity to and understanding of the unique issues that face each community they serve.  Thornton will be located at the company's service center in Holland, Ohio.

Thornton worked in a variety of sales and marketing positions before joining FirstEnergy Solutions in 1998.  In 2009, he was named key account executive at the company, a position he held until his recent promotion.

Thornton earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Toledo. 

Toledo Edison serves more than 300,000 customers in northwest Ohio.  Follow Toledo Edison on Twitter @ToledoEdison, on Facebook at and online at

FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.  The company's transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.  Follow FirstEnergy online at  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

Editor's Note:  A photo of Paul Thornton is available for download on Flickr.

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Last Modified: November 1, 2017