Murray has been elected to retire on June 1, 2009.

In addition to Paganie’s duties heading the company’s energy efficiency programs and efforts, Paganie will assume the duties of Thomas A. Clark, VP of customer service & service area development. Clark has elected to retire on June 1, 2009.

Now Ewing is responsible for transmission operations, engineering, technical support to the operating companies and asset management.

Julian joined Ohio Edison in 1980 and has held numerous engineering and management positions, including director of operations at Ohio Edison, director of operations support at The Illuminating Company and VP of energy delivery since 2003. Murray began his career with Ohio Edison in 1969 and has worked in various management positions at power plants and in regional operations, including superintendent of the Gorge and Niles plants and regional president of Toledo Edison.

Paganie began his career with The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company in 1969 and has served in a variety of engineering and management positions, including vice president of the Western Region – Ohio, and regional president of Penelec. Clark began his career at Ohio Edison in 1973 and has held various engineering and management positions, including president of the Southern and Eastern Regions in Ohio, and regional president of Ohio Edison and Pennsylvania Power.

Ewing began his career with Ohio Edison in 1983 and has held a number of management positions in energy delivery, including director of operations support, Central Region – Ohio, and director of operations services, Northern Region – Ohio.

“With over 75 years of combined experience, Jim and Tom have been key members of our leadership team,” said Anthony J. Alexander, FirstEnergy’s president and chief executive officer. “Their dedication to serving our customers has helped define our company. And, I am confident that Mark, John and Brad will continue to maintain that high level of commitment to our company and the customers we are privileged to serve,” said Alexander.