GREENSBURG, Pa., Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has named Thomas Butcher the new external affairs manager for eight eastern West Virginia counties in Mon Power and Potomac Edison service territory.

FirstEnergy Corp. Logo (PRNewsfoto/FirstEnergy Corp.)

External Affairs managers serve as liaisons between the company and local elected officials, as well as support community involvement activities.  They work from regional offices across our service area to provide closer proximity to and understanding of the unique issues that face each community they serve.  Butcher’s territory includes Pendleton County in Mon Power’s service area and Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral and Morgan counties in Potomac Edison’s service area.  Butcher will be located at Mon Power’s Martinsburg Service Center.

Butcher joined the company as a meter reader in 1992, and was promoted to supervisor of meter reading in 1998. In 2014, he was named senior customer service specialist, a position he held until his recent promotion.

He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Virginia University in 1992.

Mon Power serves about 385,000 customers in 34 West Virginia counties.  Follow Mon Power at, on Twitter @MonPowerWV, and on Facebook at

Potomac Edison serves about 257,000 customers in seven Maryland counties and 137,000 customers in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  Connect with Potomac Edison on Twitter @PotomacEdison, 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 Thomas Butcher is available for download on Flickr.


View original content with multimedia:

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.