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R. CHARLES BLACK NAMED VICE PRESIDENT AT GPU SERVICE

 R. CHARLES BLACK NAMED VICE PRESIDENT AT GPU SERVICE
 PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- James R. Leva, president


and chief executive officer of General Public Utilities Corporation (NYSE: GPU), has named R. Charles Black vice president-communications for GPU Service Corporation, a GPU subsidiary.
 In his new position, Black will be responsible for media relations, employee communications, corporate contributions and coordinating the communications activities across the GPU System.
 Black has been with the GPU System since 1965, when he joined the human resources department at Jersey Central Power & Light Company, Morristown, N.J. He was named personnel services director in 1983 and community and public information director in the communications department in 1987. Since August of last year, Black has been acting director-communications for GPU Service.
 A graduate of Gettysburg College with a B.A. in business administration, Black has taken post-graduate courses in human resources and training, and completed the executive program at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.
 Active in his community, Black is president of the board of directors of the County College of Morris Foundation and is a member of the board of directors of the Morris County United Way and the Dope Open Golf Tournament.
 Although he recently retired as a U.S. Air Force Academy Liaison Officer Commander with the rank of Lt. Colonel, Black continues to serve on the Academy Selection Committee of U.S. Rep. Dean A. Gallo (R-N.J.).
 Black, 53, of Whippany, N.J., is married to the former Joyce Hoffmann; they have one son.
 With 1991 operating revenues of $3.4 billion, GPU is one of the 20 largest investor-owned utilities in the nation. The company serves some 1.9 million customers in a service territory encompassing about half the land area of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
 Besides Jersey Central Power & Light, GPU also owns the common stock of two other operating subsidiaries: Metropolitan Edison and Pennsylvania Electric. In addition to GPU Service, other subsidiaries are GPU Nuclear Corporation, operator of the system's nuclear facilities, and General Portfolios Corporation, parent of Energy Initiatives, Inc.
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