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James R. Haney

A portrait of James Haney




B.S. Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1978

James R (Jim) Haney is the Vice President of Compliance and Regulated Services of First Energy, based in Akron, Ohio. Before this appointment, he was President, West Virginia Operations, for FirstEnergy. He was appointed to this position in 2011. First Energy is the 5th largest investor-owned electric generation company in the USA.

Haney earned a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from WVU in 1978, after which he joined the engineering staff of Allegheny Energy. He was named Division Manager for the Elkins Service Center in 1990. In 1996 he was appointed Director, Transmission Projects in the corporate office. In 1998, he was promoted to Vice President, Customer Operations, and then in 2005, Vice President, Transmission and Distribution.

Haney serves as director for the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation and The Reliability First Corporation. Haney has served on the LDCSEE Department Industrial Advisory Committee since the 1990s, and also serves on the Statler College of Engineering Advisory Committee.