James D. Firth
Senior Vice President, Communications, Public Advocacy and Corporate Relations, Exelon Corporation
James D. Firth, 58, joined Exelon in December 2005. He leads internal and external communications, public policy advocacy, and corporate philanthropy. He serves as a member of the Executive Committee.
Prior to his current position, Firth was president of Firth Associates, Inc., a consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Firth Associates provided strategic communications and public policy issue management services to corporate clients and industry organizations on a national level. Much of Firth’s consulting experience was with the electric utility industry but he also provided services to other highly regulated companies.
Firth began his career in Maine state government working on energy legislative initiatives. In 1985, he joined Central Maine Power Company as director, special projects. In 1988, he was named vice president of public and government affairs for Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company and held that position until 1993 when he formed Firth Associates, Inc.
Firth serves on the board of trustees of WTTW11/98.7 WMFT, Chicago’s public television and radio non-profit broadcasting company and on the board of directors for Clean Air-Cool Planet. Firth also serves on the Board of Visitors of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Firth is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, Union League Club of Chicago and the Economic Club of Chicago.
Firth received a bachelor’s degree in 1977 from Colby College, Waterville, Maine and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire, Durham in 1985.