Jersey Central Power & Light is looking to better connect with local communities with the appointment of three external affairs consultants.
Carol Bianchi, Robert Flynn and Frank Luna will serve as liaisons with elected officials in localities throughout the state for the utility, the company announced on Wednesday.
Bianchi will be based in JCP&L’s Summit facility, serving all or parts of Essex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. At present, she is finishing up a final term on the Bernards Township Committee and currently serves as mayor. She also co-chairs the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee and is a past president of the Somerset County Governing Officials Association.
Flynn, meanwhile, will work from the Boonton facility, serving all or parts of Essex, Morris, Passaic and Somerset counties. According to JCP&L, he most recently served as district manager for ADP in Florham Park and has previously worked as the director of the Advance Department and special events for the governor of New Jersey. He has also worked for the Republican National Committee and in U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s, R-11, district office.
Luna will work out of Long Branch, serving a large portion of Monmouth County. He was a district chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-3, and also served as his campaign manager in 2014. He has also worked with the New Jersey Republican State Committee and as a director of constituency outreach in the office of former Gov. Chris Christie.
“These new employees are well established in creating and maintaining successful relationships with municipal, county and state officials,” said JCP&L President James Fakult in a prepared statement. “Their knowledge, experience and deep interest and involvement in their communities will benefit the customers and communities served by JCP&L.”
JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. serving 1.1 million New Jersey customers in Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties.