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Charles P. Cookson

Charles P. Cookson

Executive Director, Labor Relations & Safety
Akron, OH, USA

Charles P. Cookson is Executive Director, Labor Relations and Corporate Safety for FirstEnergy Corporation, one of the largest investor owned utilities in the United States. Chuck is responsible for managing the overall labor relations activities for an organization with 21 collective bargaining agreements and over 7,000 represented employees. In addition to his labor relations responsibilities, he is responsible for managing the Corporate Health & Safety initiatives of the organization. Chuck has extensive experience in contract negotiations, labor arbitration and labor contract administration. 

Before joining FirstEnergy in 2010, Chuck was the Director of Human Resources for Goodyear Tire and Rubber’s North American manufacturing facilities. His experience included employee and labor relations, talent management, recruitment and performance management. Chuck spent approximately 14 years with the Goodyear organization.  


Canisius College, B.S. 1977
Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D. 1981

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New York and Ohio


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