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Current Events

October 11, 2017

Economic Development Conferences – Southwestern Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and West Virginia

FirstEnergy hosted an Economic Development Forum in southwestern Pennsylvania that brought together its regional partners to learn about the ongoing opportunities in shale. Speakers include Kathryn Klaber, founder, Klaber Group, and former CEO, Marcellus Shale Coalition; Petra Mitchell, president and CEO, Catalyst Connection; Dr. Greg Reed, director, University of Pittsburgh Center for Energy and Energy Grid Institute; Dr. Jim Robey, director, Regional Economic Planning Services, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; and Dennis Burnside, president, Juniper CRE Solutions

September 13, 2017

Economic Development Forum

FirstEnergy hosted an Economic Development Forum in Cumberland, Maryland, at the Rocky Gap Resort. Speakers included Timothy Simpson, Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Penn State University; Alberto Oca, Principal, A.T. Kearney; Dr. Jim Robey, Director, Regional Planning Services, W. E. Upjohn Institute; and Dennis Burnside – President of Juniper CRE Solutions.

June 7, 2017

Economic Development Forum

FirstEnergy hosted an Economic Development Forum in Reading, Pennsylvania, that brought together many of our regional partners to learn about the region’s growth opportunities and challenges. Speakers included Timothy Simpson - Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Penn State University; Edwin Sauer – Instructor in Engineering, Penn State University - Berks; Heather Chandler - President, Sealstrip Corporation; Michael Hawkins - Founder & CEO - Netizen Corporation; Dave Fecko - Industrial Relations Coordinator, Materials Research Institute at Penn State University; Dr. Jim Robey, Director, Regional Planning Services, W. E. Upjohn Institute; and Dennis Burnside – President of Juniper CRE Solutions.