WILLIAMSPORT, Md., Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has named Don Beatty the new external affairs manager for Allegany and Garrett counties for its Potomac Edison utility. He replaces John Emerick, who has retired.
External affairs managers serve as liaisons between Potomac Edison and elected officials, as well as support community involvement activities. They work from regional offices across Potomac Edison's service area to provide closer proximity to and understanding of the unique issues that face each community they serve. Beatty will be located at the company's Oakland, Md., service center.
He joined the company in 1979, and most recently served as Potomac Edison's manager of customer support. Beatty will be relocating from the Martinsburg, W.Va., area.
He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Youngstown State University and holds a professional engineering license in Ohio.
Potomac Edison serves about 250,000 customers in seven Maryland counties and 132,000 customers in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Follow Potomac Edison on Twitter @PotomacEdison.
FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company 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, while its generation subsidiaries control nearly 17,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro and other renewables. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at www.firstenergycorp.com.
Editor's Note: A photo of Don Beatty is available for download on Flickr.
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SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.