Mary Beth Mancias
Supervisor, Reliability & Asset Management
Met-Ed, A FirstEnergy Company

Reading, PA

“My mother is my role model. She is an intelligent, kind, compassionate woman, who provided a stable, loving environment for her family. This foundation, with her continued support, has greatly influenced all the positive choices I made in life.”

Mary Beth joined Met-Ed immediately after completing her degree in electrical engineering.  She has had a lengthy career with the company, with the exception of   a brief hiatus spent raising her children while they were young and a short period with a small company.  She has taken on progressively more challenging roles, and as a supervisor has brought a focus on customer service and pro-active communications.  Karen Baxter, Met-Ed’s manager of external affairs offers, “Mary Beth’s customer-centric attitude coupled with a keen understanding of utility infrastructure and engineering will help our company meet the demands and expectations of our 21st century customer base. Customers and customer’s expectations are changing and utilities, with the help of far-seeing engineers like Mary Beth, must change too.”

Mary Beth is sensitive to the perceived and actual barriers girls and young women face when considering engineering careers.  She shares her passion and enthusiasm for the possibilities offered by engineering careers with middle school girls at an annual career fair.  She also is an active volunteer with United Way’s Ready. Set. READ! Program, a community-wide initiative that brings together schools, businesses, organizations and individuals to improve early grade reading success.

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