President, West Virginia Operations for FirstEnergy
Holly C. Kauffman is president, West Virginia Operations for FirstEnergy, which includes the Mon Power service territory and oversight of the West Virginia portion of Potomac Edison. Her office is in Fairmont, W.Va., and she is a resident of Morgantown, W.Va.
In addition to the High Technology Foundation, Ms. Kauffman serves on the board of directors for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the West Virginia Roundtable, Leadership West Virginia, and is past president of the United Way of Marion County board of directors. In 2017, she was appointed by the Governor of West Virginia to the Pierpont Community & Technical College Board of Governors and serves on the Executive and Presidential Evaluation Committees. She also serves on the advisory board to the West Virginia University Master of Science Program in Energy Environments.
Ms. Kauffman joined Allegheny Energy in 1984. Allegheny Energy merged with FirstEnergy in 2011. After becoming a supervisor in 1988, she held various leadership positions. She was vice president of Operations for Jersey Central Power & Light before being named to her current position in October 2012.
Ms. Kauffman earned a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from Duquesne University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Penn State University.
Ms. Kauffman has received the 2012 Pittsburgh Business Times Women in Business Award; the 2015 Marion County Chamber of Commerce Women’s Achievement Award; 2015 United Way of Marion County Jack Squires Award for community service; the 2016 West Virginia Executive magazine Sharpshooter Award, and in 2017, was named one of West Virginia’s 10 Most Influential People by NCWV Life magazine.