James Myers is president of FirstEnergy Utilities’ West Virginia Operations.
Myers joined Allegheny Energy in 1985 as a student engineering assistant and rose through a progression of engineering roles before being promoted to director, Building Services in 2006. He was named director, Distribution Engineering and Planning in 2007; director, Asset Management in 2008; and director Operations Support for Allegheny Power in 2011. After FirstEnergy merged with Allegheny Energy in 2012, Myers was
named director of Operations Support for Penelec. He was named director, Operations Services for the company’s Penelec utility in 2019.
In 2021, he was appointed by the Governor of West Virginia to the Pierpont Community & Technical College Board of Governors and serves on their Human Resources, Bylaws, Policies Committee. Myers also serves on the board of directors for Tygart Valley United Way and WV Chamber of Commerce.
Myers holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.