FirstEnergy Receives Diversity & Inclusion Award

Front row (l.-r.) Bennett Gaines, senior vice president and chief information officer; Stacey Silvis, director, Diversity and Inclusion; and Teresa Hogan, director, Corporate Sourcing and Support. Back row (l.-r.) Chris Walker; Tonya Shelton, human resources representative IV, Diversity and Inclusion; Terry Malone, special assignment, Diversity and Inclusion, Transmission; Pat Hull, Human Resources business partner, Shared Services; Nikki Price, director, Talent Management; and Ryan Clegg, manager, Recruiting. Not pictured: Lorna Wisham, vice president, Corporate Affairs and Community Involvement.‚Äč

August 8, 2019

On Aug. 6, Crain’s Cleveland Business awarded FirstEnergy a 2019 Excellence in Human Resources Award for ongoing efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion in our workplace as well as in our communities. This award recognizes the steps we have taken to improve our hiring, recruiting and development processes, establishing Employee Business Resource Groups, expand our supply chain efforts by partnering with diverse vendors, and align the FirstEnergy Foundation’s funding with the company’s diversity goals.

“Diversity and inclusion drive FirstEnergy’s innovation and business strategy while also creating a rewarding and enriching work experience,” said Chris Walker, senior vice president and chief human resources officer. “Our employees’ unique backgrounds, experiences and cultures help us provide superior value to customers and investors, achieve excellence in our operations and make us a stronger and more successful company.”

Judged by a panel of independent human resources professionals, Crain’s Excellence in HR program honors Northeast Ohio’s top human resources executives, teams and business leaders who are building companies with the best people, talent, development and culture.