John W. JudgePresident and Chief Executive Officer
John is responsible for leading the organization through the complex challenges we face today and building an enduring future for the company.
John began his career with FirstEnergy in 1998 as an analyst and has held management roles in Generation Strategy, Information Technology, Gas Product Line Management, Commodity Supply, Business Planning, and Supply Chain. He became vice president, Corporate Risk and Chief Risk Officer in August 2012. Prior to FirstEnergy, John spent several years in corporate development at Bell Atlantic.
John graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in economics and international studies. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University. He has completed the Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives at MIT.
John is a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Akron where he teaches in the Finance Department. He is currently Board Chair for the Ohio & Erie Canalway. He is the Troop Committee Chair for Boy Scout Troop 1. He is a graduate of Leadership Akron Class XXV and a current member of the board of Leadership Akron.