FirstEnergy has appointed Marlene Barwood as assistant controller of FirstEnergy Utilities. She assumes this position from Jon Taylor, who has been promoted to assistant controller of FirstEnergy Solutions.

Barwood most recently served as director of planning and analysis of FirstEnergy Utilities, following the merger of FirstEnergy and Allegheny Energy in 2011. In her new position as assistant controller, she will be responsible for the management of accounting functions and internal controls for the company's ten regulated utility operating companies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and West Virginia. 

Other positions Barwood has held include director of corporate business services and manager of budget and controls for the company's Energy Delivery Group.