Fakult Named to NJ Power Lists for 2021

March 4, 2021

JCP&L President Jim Fakult leads a team of 1,500 dedicated electric industry professionals who keep the power on for more than a million New Jersey customers. These leadership skills were recently recognized as Jim was named to the “power” lists published annually by ROI-NJ media company and NJ Biz journal to honor the key influencers on New Jersey’s economy.

Jim was included in the “Executives” sector of ROI-NJ’s “Power List 2021,” where he was described as: “A strong leader of JCP&L and a stellar corporate citizen… in line to be the next chair of the state Chamber (of Commerce).”

The NJ BIZ “Power 100” list, which features the men and women who are influencing New Jersey’s future, said “Fakult knows how important the infrastructure of JCP&L’s lines is in keeping 1.1 million customers with power. In the last 18 months the JCP&L Reliability Plus Infrastructure Investment Program built on service reliability made by JCP&L in previous years.”

“While my name is the one on the lists, it would not be there without the combined efforts of the hard-working JCP&L employees who keep the lights on for our customers in a safe, reliable and affordable manner throughout the year,” said Jim. “We are continuing to benefit all of New Jersey by investing in our distribution and transmission systems to provide world-class infrastructure capable of powering the state’s energy-intensive industries. In addition, we also have expertise in business development relationships and programs to help bring new investment and jobs to the region.”

A 33-year employee of FirstEnergy, Jim has overseen JCP&L’s operations since 2013. In May 2020, Jim was selected as a member of Governor Phil Murphy’s Restart and Recovery Advisory Council, a group of New Jersey busin​ess and municipal leaders that helped organize and plan the restart of the state’s economy following the impact of the pandemic.

Under Jim’s leadership, JCP&L also was named to the New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry for its continued focus on environmental awareness and sustainable practices and policies. JCP&L is the only electric utility on the list of more than 150 New Jersey companies and organizations recognized for their environmental leadership efforts.

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