JCP&L names emergency preparedness manager

Jersey Central Power & Light has a new manager of emergency preparedness, parent company FirstEnergy Corp. announced Monday.

In her new role, Kimberly S. Contos will serve as the Morristown-based utility’s liaison with federal, state and local emergency preparedness organizations, as well as overseeing JCP&L’s preparedness initiatives that help ensure a prompt, effective response to emergencies including weather damage. She succeeds Rae Mallin, who retired earlier in 2017.

“Kim has served as a team leader during JCP&L storm events, and is an experienced supervisor with a background in managing regulatory and reliability commitments,” Mark Jones, JCP&L’s vice president of operations, said in a prepared statement. “Her abilities in storm response, planning, management and relationship building will strengthen our emergency preparedness organization.”

Contos, who has been with JCP&L since 2007, has worked in customer accounting, human resources and elsewhere. Most recently, she served as distribution technical supervisor for JCP&L transmission construction and maintenance, a role she ascended to in 2012.

JCP&L serves 1.1 million customers in New Jersey, across 13 counties. FirstEnergy is based in Ohio.