Sam Belcher is senior vice president, Operations, for FirstEnergy Utilities, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.
Belcher joined the company as FENOC (FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company) senior vice president and chief operating officer in December 2012 from Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, where he was senior vice president, Site Operations. Previously, he held the positions of site vice president and plant general manager at Constellation’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station.
Prior to Constellation, he served as director of Fleet Operations at FENOC. He held a number of operations leadership positions with Energy Northwest’s Columbia Generating Station and Entergy Nuclear’s River Bend and Arkansas Nuclear One.
Belcher became senior vice president and president of FirstEnergy Utilities in March 2018 and was named to his current position in August 2021.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Arkansas Tech University and is a licensed professional engineer. He also held a Senior Reactor Operator license for the River Bend Station in Louisiana.
Belcher is a member of the Board of Directors for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and serves on the Governance & Nominating Committee. He also serves as president of the Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America. Belcher also is a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce.