Anthony J. Alexander is president and chief executive officer of FirstEnergy Corp. He also is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Alexander began his career in 1972 in the Tax Department of Ohio Edison — which merged in 1997 with Centerior Energy to form FirstEnergy. He joined Ohio Edison’s Legal Department as an attorney in 1976, was named senior attorney in 1984, and promoted to associate general counsel in 1987. Mr. Alexander was elected vice president and general counsel in 1989; senior vice president and general counsel in 1991; and executive vice president and general counsel in 1996. In 1997, Mr. Alexander was elected executive vice president and general counsel of FirstEnergy and elected president in 2000. He was elected president and chief operating officer in 2001 and to his current position in January 2004.
Mr. Alexander received his bachelor of science in accounting and law degrees from The University of Akron. He completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Business; and the Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also is a recipient of the Dr. Frank L. Simonetti Distinguished Business Alumni Award from The University of Akron.
Mr. Alexander is a member of the boards of the Edison Electric Institute, the Nuclear Energy Institute and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. He also is a member of the board of trustees of Akron Tomorrow and Team NEO.