Senior Vice President and President, FirstEnergy Utilities

Steven E. Strah began his career with The Illuminating Company in 1984 and has specialized in regional operations. In 1995, he was named Operations Services staff support manager. In 1996, he was a member of the transition team for the merger of Ohio Edison and Centerior Energy that created FirstEnergy. After the merger, Strah was named director of Business Services for FirstEnergy’s Northern Region – Ohio, based in Cleveland. In 2000, he was named director of Operations Support Services for the company’s Western Region – Ohio, based in Toledo. After the 2001 merger of FirstEnergy and GPU, Inc., Strah was named president of the Northern Region – New Jersey for Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L). In 2005, he was named regional president of Ohio Edison. He was promoted to vice president, Distribution Support in 2011. Strah was named to his current position in January 2015.

Strah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. In May 2017, he completed the Reactor Technology Course for Utility Executives, Nuclear Physics, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Strah is a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, also serving on its Executive Committee and Economic Development Council. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and is on the EPRI Goverance and Nominating Committee.