John E. Skory is president of The Illuminating Company, a FirstEnergy electric utility operating company.
A native of Cleveland, John has been with the company for 40 years. He began his career with The Illuminating Company in 1977 as a meter reader and has served in a variety of operations and managerial positions over the years. In 2000, he was promoted to manager, Workforce Development, Regional Operations, where he was instrumental in helping establish the company’s award-winning Power Systems Institute training program. In 2002, Skory was promoted to director, Operations Support Services for Ohio Edison and was named director of Operations Support Services for The Illuminating Company in 2003. In 2010, John served on the FirstEnergy-Allegheny Energy merger team prior to being named president of Pennsylvania Electric Company, another FirstEnergy electric utility operating company. He was named to his current position in September 2012.
John earned his A.A. degree from Cuyahoga Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from David N. Myers College in Cleveland. In addition, he has completed almost 1,000 hours of coursework and training throughout his career, including earning “Strategic Business Leadership” and “Financial Analysis” certificates from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
John currently serves on a number of community boards, including the Cleveland Area United Way Board and is a member of the Executive Committee and Strategic Planning Committee; University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center Board and a member of the Board of Trustees, the Nominating Committee, as well as the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Committee; Cuyahoga Community College Foundation Board, and a member of their Finance Committee, Executive Committee and Board of Visitors; American Red Cross Board, as well as a member of their Philanthropy and Financial Development Committee; and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.