2018 Speakers

The world leading speaker line-up for the Nuclear Decommissionig & Used Fuel Strategy Summit brings together the finest utilities, service companies and industry exerpts in nuclear. With industry leaders, expert practitioners and front running innovators all on board to discuss and deliver advances in nuclear decommissioning and used fuel strategy, the 2018 meeting will be the best yet.

With a couple of speaking opportunities still available, contact chowlett@nuclearenergyinsider.com to enquire about joining the 2018 speaker line-up.

Conference Chairs:


  • David Garrido
    NAC International
    David Garrido Principal Technical Specialist
    NAC International
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    David received a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1997 from University of Cantabria in Spain and started his professional career in the nuclear business at Equipos Nucleares S.A (Ensa) in 1998 as a structural and thermal analyst. He then became Project Manager of Spent Fuel Cask fabrication at Ensa's facility in Cantabria, Spain. In 2008, he shifted to leading the design and licensing team of Ensa's Spent Fuel Cask design department.

    In January 2017, David joined NAC International Inc. as Principal Technical Specialist in Dry Storage and Transportation Casks systems, supporting the Engineering, Fabrication and Marketing departments. In addition, David also collaborates closely with the IAEA in working groups, consultancy meetings, and industry initiatives related to storage and transportation of spent fuel.

  • Larry Camper
    Talisman International
    Larry Camper Senior Nuclear Safety Consultant
    Talisman International
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Jay Brister
    AECOM
    Jay Brister VP Business Development
    AECOM
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    Mr. Brister is Vice President Business Development, with AECOM’s Nuclear & Environment business unit and is responsible for applying his understanding of the nuclear market, client needs and competitive position to build partnerships, and pursue and capture new work to align with AECOM’s goal to grow the development of the commercial nuclear D&D market. In August 2018 he relocated back to the United States from two years in London, where he was VP, International Business Development with AECOM Construction Services. With over 35 years of power experience, he was responsible for developing power-related business opportunities around the globe for AECOM.

    Prior to AECOM, Mr. Brister was the Chief Business Development Officer for Babcock & Wilcox’s Generation mPower Small Modular Reactor where he was responsible for the global order book for the technology spending significant time in China and the United Kingdom. Prior to mPower he was Vice President for CH2M’s nuclear power organization. He was responsible for developing nuclear power-related business opportunities for CH2M around the world. Mr. Brister’s work in the commercial nuclear utility industry includes a Prefeasibility Study for Nuclear Power for the Energy Market Authority in Singapore and several years in Abu Dhabi working on the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s nuclear new build program. He has held various management roles at multiple nuclear power plants in the United States as well as consulting roles in the UK, Poland, UAE, Canada, and Korea. He has also presented strategies on new nuclear program development to countries interested in developing commercial nuclear power programs at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria.

    Prior to CH2M he developed new nuclear program contracts, acquisition, leasing and management services opportunities for additional nuclear generating assets and supporting businesses for Entergy’s nuclear fleet. He has been involved in more than twenty nuclear power plant and corporate acquisition opportunities, multiple nuclear new build programs and has successfully concluded $22.5 B (USD) in transactions. He has conducted nuclear power feasibility studies, risk analyses, reactor vendor negotiations, and cost analysis of a wide range of nuclear technologies, and state and federal level regulatory strategy development supporting nuclear power.
    A member of the international committee for the American Nuclear Society, Mr. Brister has a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey and is a former US NRC licensed nuclear operator at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.


Conference Speakers:


  • Lou Bosch
    Southern California Edison
    Lou Bosch Plant Manager
    Southern California Edison
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    Lou Bosch serves as the Plant Manager at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). As Plant Manager, he is responsible for Operations, Radiological Controls, Chemistry, Maintenance/Work Control, Security, and Performance Improvement activities performed at SONGS.

    Prior to assuming the role as Plant Manager at SONGS, Lou held several leadership positions at the station, including Shift Manger, Engineering Manager and Manager of Nuclear Oversight and Safety Concerns. During his 36-year career in the commercial nuclear industry, Lou has held various senior leadership roles.

    Lou began his career serving in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program as a Reactor Operator/Engineering Watch Supervisor aboard the fast attack submarine USS Hammerhead. He holds a Bachelors of Science from the University of the State of New York, obtained a Senior Reactor Operators License for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating station and is a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer.

  • Timothy Uehling
    OPPD
    Timothy Uehling Snr Director, FCS Decommissioning
    OPPD
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    Tim was named as the Sr. Director, FCS Decommissioning for Fort Calhoun Station in December 2017. Prior to his promotion, Tim was the Decommissioning Plant Manager at FCS. He assumed the Decommissioning Plant Manager role in January 2017 after participating as a key member of the Decommissioning Transition Team, whose charter included the planning and preparation for plant decommissioning.

    Tim has been with Omaha Public Power District for over 19 years, all in various roles at Fort Calhoun Station. Prior to beginning planning and preparation for decommissioning, his most recent operating plant role was the Site Training Manager. During this assignment, he successfully led the reaccreditation of the Operations training programs.

    Prior to that role, he held the position of Assistant Plant Manager, responsible for leading several projects, including the integration of the Exelon fleet processes. Previous roles include Maintenance Manager during the historic 2011 Missouri River flood, and multiple roles within the Chemistry Department. Tim’s training in nuclear power originated during his eight years in the U.S. Navy.

  • Steve Nesbit
    Duke Energy
    Steve Nesbit Director, Nuclear Policy and Support
    Duke Energy
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Rounette Nader
    Duke Energy
    Rounette Nader Director, License Renewal and Decommissioning
    Duke Energy
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    Rounette K. Nader is the Director of Nuclear Policy and Support at Duke Energy. Nader is responsible for decommissioning strategies for the Duke Energy fleet as well as other policy support issues for the Chief Nuclear Officer and Corporate Senior Vice President.

    Prior to becoming Director of Nuclear Policy and Support, Nader held positions in Oconee engineering, license renewal, new nuclear plant development, and business planning and strategy since joining the company in 1992.

    Nader earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and is a registered Professional Engineer in South Carolina.

  • Larry Rushing
    FirstEnergy Corp.
    Larry Rushing Director Fleet Project Management
    FirstEnergy Corp.
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    Larry Rushing is the Director, Fleet Project Management for First Energy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC). He is responsible for projects at the Davis Besse, Perry and Beaver Valley sites including the initiation of Decommissioning Projects for these sites. Based in Akron, OH, he has 39 years of utility experience with 34 years in the nuclear industry. He has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Arkansas. For the last 6 months he has been working on establishing a Strategic Plan for Decommissioning the FENOC sites.

  • Susan Raimo
    Entergy
    Susan Raimo Senior Counsel
    Entergy
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    Susan Raimo is Senior Counsel in the Entergy Legal Department’s Nuclear and Environmental Group. She focuses primarily on decommissioning-related issues and provides nuclear regulatory support to Entergy’s merchant plants in the Northeast and Midwest. Before joining Entergy in 2014, she worked as an associate for ten years at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, in the firm’s Nuclear Energy Practice Group in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, she served as a law clerk to the NRC’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel. Susan earned a law degree from the Emory University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.

  • John Ohrenberger
    Entergy
    John Ohrenberger Director Decommissioning
    Entergy
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    John Ohrenberger is Decommissioning Director at Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He is responsible for planning the plant’s scheduled decommissioning in May 2019.

    Prior to this role, Ohrenberger served as Pilgrim’s Maintenance Manager.

    John has been at Pilgrim since 1993.  He started as a Nuclear Maintenance Mechanic and worked his way up to become Maintenance Superintendent.  John then earned his Senior Reactor Operator license, and served as Control Room Supervisor and Shift Manager.

    Prior to Pilgrim, John worked as an engineer in the commercial shipping industry, and as a plant manager for a plastics corporation.

    He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

  • Aubrey Au
    Ontario Power Generation
    Aubrey Au Section Manager, Used Fuel Storage Facility Design
    Ontario Power Generation
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    Aubrey Au is the acting manager & design authority and a licensed Professional Engineer (P. Eng) for nuclear waste design engineering at Ontario Power Generation.

    Her career at OPG has taken her first into station engineering, then to Computer and Controls Design with involvement in human factors engineering. She has spent most of her time in the Design organization of OPG; first with capital projects working on generator and turbine upgrades, then station design at Pickering Nuclear Generation Station (PNGS), and now Nuclear Waste design, supporting the three stations in Ontario: Pickering, Darlington, and Bruce Power.

    An Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of Waterloo, Aubrey knew from an early age that she was destined for a career in science and technology. She participated in science programs and led various student outreach programs in schools across the province for her university, as part of an alternative-fuels team educating students on hydrogen fuel cell technology.

    Aubrey is an enthusiastic spirit who has a passion for travel and enjoys learning and facilitating learning for others. Her past involvement in organizations includes the Professional Engineers of Ontario East Chapter, Engineers Without Borders, and Engineers-in-Residence, giving her an opportunity to reach out to younger generations and excite the tech spark in future engineers.

  • Troy Eshleman
    EnergySolutions
    Troy Eshleman SVP Business Development & Strategy
    EnergySolutions
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    Troy Eshleman is Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. Mr. Eshleman’s is responsible for overall corporate business development, strategy and acquisitions, proposal estimating and decommissioning project development.

    Mr. Eshleman has more than 25 years of industry experience in logistics, low-level waste processing, and decommissioning for both government, commercial, and international clients. During his career Troy has served in various operational leadership assignments including establishing and growing a company field office at a major DOE Laboratory, oversight of the waste processing division, oversight of the logistics division, operational oversight of decommissioning projects, and an international assignment in Europe.

    Troy earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology from the University of Pittsburgh and graduate studies in chemical engineering from the University of New Mexico.

  • Bruce Watson
    The NWSC
    Bruce Watson Chief Reactor Decommissioning Branch
    US NRC
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

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    The NWSC
    Alysia Bone Project Manager Regulatory Rulemaking Branch
    US NRC
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Anthony Roisman
    Vermont Public Utility Commission
    Anthony Roisman Chairman, PUC Commission
    Vermont Public Utility Commission
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Chris Recchia
     
    Chris Recchia Ex-Commissioner, State of Vermont
    Principle, Energy & Environment Solutions, LLC
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    Christopher (Chris) Recchia, Principle, Energy and Environment Solutions, LLC, formerly served as the Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service from December of 2013 through January, 2017. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner of Public Service, Recchia served as Deputy Secretary for the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources beginning in January, 2011. He has 35 years of experience as a leader in the development of state and federal environmental and energy policy and the implementation of programs managing natural and energy resources. Recchia served as executive director of the Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) from 2007 to 2011, a national non-profit organization promoting sustainable wood energy use at the community scale. He came to BERC after a four-year tenure as executive director of the Ozone Transport Commission in Washington, DC (2003-2007), where he directed a commission of 12 mid-Atlantic and northeastern states and the District of Columbia, coordinating air pollution reduction programs and policy. Prior to that, he served as deputy and then commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (1997-2003). Recchia served as Director of Environmental Programs for the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, a quasi-public authority responsible for waste management and recycling services throughout the state of Connecticut (1989-1997), and prior to that worked with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection in its Office of Coastal Programs. Recchia holds a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Vermont (1980), a master’s in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School (1982), and a master’s in Natural Resource Policy and Management from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Management (1984). He serves as Chair of the Randolph, VT Development Review Board, served on various boards and commissions related to energy, environment and economic development, and is co-owner of a small organic farm in Randolph, VT.

  • Joy Russell
    Holtec International
    Joy Russell Vice President of Corporate Business Development and Chief Communications Officer
    Holtec International
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    Ms. Joy Russell has over 25 years of professional experience in the nuclear industry. Ms. Russell is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. She holds an MS degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Ms. Russell joined Holtec in 1997 as a Senior Engineer assigned to the Site Services Group and later to the Nuclear Engineering Group. She performed nuclear analyses in the early stages of licensing Holtec International’s HI-STORM and HI-STAR Systems for dry spent fuel storage and transport of used nuclear fuel. Ms. Russell later transitioned into Holtec’s sales and marketing organization where she currently holds the title of Vice President of Corporate Business Development, where she is responsible for corporate communications, marketing and supporting the Company’s sales effort. Ms. Russell is also a member of Holtec’s Executive Committee.

  • Pam Cowan
    Holtec Decommissioning International
    Pam Cowan Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Holtec Decommissioning International
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    Pam has been in the commercial nuclear power industry for over 25 years, most of which were spent at nuclear utilities in leadership roles supporting power plant operations. Pam has been an industry leader in decommissioning and spent fuel management, having led industry groups to promulgate regulatory changes and in developing fleet decommissioning governance. In addition to decommissioning experience, Pam’s education coupled with her leadership roles in nuclear plant technical, operational and emergency management, provide a strong foundation upon which she is able to thoroughly and efficiently assess plant situations and develop solid strategies and solutions. Ms. Cowan has joined Holtec’s Decommissioning team as Holtec Decommissioning International’s, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, where she is responsible for management of decommissioning activities.

  • Mark Morant
    Comprehensive Decommissioning International, LLC (CDI)
    Mark Morant Chief Executive Officer
    Comprehensive Decommissioning International, LLC (CDI)
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    Mr. Morant has over 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry with expertise in driving innovation and leading business growth. He has extensive experience leading nuclear companies in a licensed environment and proactively improving safety in the workplace. Mr. Morant helped form CDI during his tenure as the SNC-Lavalin’s President of US Nuclear Operations, where he was the Executive responsible for a number of US nuclear waste sites and water cleanup at Fukushima. Mr. Morant previously served as Chairman of the Canadian Government’s M&O contract (CNL), led by SNC Lavalin and based at Chalk River in Ontario. Prior to joining the SNC-Lavalin team, he was the Managing Director of Magnox Electric, responsible for directing the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency’s Magnox contract involving the management of 4500 people and a fleet of 10 nuclear sites (some generating electricity and others in decommissioning).

  • Juan Subiry
    NAC International
    Juan Subiry VP Market & Product Strategy
    NAC International
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    Juan C. Subiry is the Vice President of Market and Product Strategy for NAC International. In this role, Mr. Subiry leads the company’s development strategy for used fuel management technologies and services, including dry storage, transport cask systems and government products.. Mr. Subiry has over 24 years of experience working in the nuclear power industry, staring his career in the early 90s as a reactor engineer and fuel engineer at the Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Connecticut (now owned by Dominion). He then joined NAC in 1998 as a consultant where he was responsible for numerous nuclear fuel cycle projects for commercial and government clients in the U.S. and abroad, covering a wide range of initiatives from nuclear materials management and safeguards, used fuel management, and material disposition strategies. Over his tenure at NAC, Mr. Subiry has served in positions of increased responsibilities, including Director of Government Consulting, Director of Sales, and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Mr. Subiry holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in nuclear engineering from the University of Florida and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Georgia State University.

  • Chris Miller
    Orano
    Chris Miller VP Sales & Marketing
    Orano
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    Chris is the VP, Sales & Marketing for Orano TN, the logistics business unit of Orano.

    In this role, he is responsible for Orano TN Sales & Marketing activities in the U.S. and internationally.

    Chris has more than 20 years of experience, with the past 12 years working in the nuclear energy industry, including positions in both the commercial and Federal business units for Orano.

    Prior to joining Orano, he managed the Handheld Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Detection Program of General Dynamics’ Armament & Technical Products division. Chris also served as a commissioned officer in the United Stated Air Force as a Program Manager for the National Missile Defense Program.

    Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Business Administration from Bellevue University. He is also certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.

  • Michael D. Beal
    Orano
    Mike Beal Director, Business Development, Back End & Services
    Orano
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    Michael is the Director of Business Development for Orano TN.

    As the Director of Business Development for Orano TN, he has direct responsibilities and ownership for working closely with Nuclear Power Plant Management and Dry Fuel Storage teams supporting their Dry Fuel Storage Programs including Hardware, Pool to Pad and Waste Operations.

    Michael brings more than two decades of accomplishment and global experience in the nuclear industry, supporting domestic and international nuclear sites. A key strategic and tactical contributor to Orano’s Back-End, Services, and Waste business lines, he has helped to solidify Orano TN as a dominant player within the Nuclear Dry Fuel Storage, Licensing, Waste, and Transportation markets.

    Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication/Media Studies/Business from Elizabethtown College.

  • Richard Reid
    EPRI
    Richard Reid Technical Executive, Fuel and Chemistry Group
    EPRI
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    Richard Reid is a Technical Exceutive at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). His current research focuses on decommissioning technologies. Reid joined EPRI in 2008.

    Before joining EPRI, Reid worked in the Nuclear Sector at Westinghouse Electric Company as a Fellow Engineer in the Chemistry Diagnostics and Materials Engineering group. In this position, he was responsible for the development and application of chemical cleaning technologies. This included techniques for removing fouling deposits from the secondary coolant system in PWR plants, as well as removing radioactive deposits from the primary coolant system in all water-cooled nuclear system designs (that is, chemical decontamination methods). This work was performed at operating domestic and international nuclear power plants, decommissioned reactor sites, waste processing facilities, and U.S. government research facilities.

    Reid received Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and mathematics from Charleston Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina, and a doctorate in chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia. He began his career in nuclear power as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy’s Naval Reactors Program.

  • Art Wharton
    Studsvik
    Art Wharton VP Marketing
    Studsvik
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Elizabeth Muller
    Deep Isolation
    Elizabeth Muller Co-Founder & CEO
    Deep Isolation
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Tim Matthews
    Morgan Lewis
    Tim Matthews Partner
    Morgan Lewis
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    With a background in the nuclear power industry, Timothy P. Matthews represents and counsels electric utilities, nuclear industry suppliers, and other licensees before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Department of Labor (DOL), and other regulatory agencies, and in US federal courts. He counsels clients in investigations, discrimination allegations, and regulatory compliance matters. He also advises on matters related to new nuclear plant development, electric utility industry restructuring, and complex disputes including mediation, arbitration, and litigation in US state and federal courts.

    Tim played a significant role in the complex litigation and arbitration that followed outages at the Millstone, Connecticut, and Davis-Besse nuclear power plants. He also counsels clients in investigations, discrimination allegations, and regulatory compliance matters.

    Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Tim worked as a project manager with the Nuclear Management and Resources Council (NUMARC) in Washington, DC, and as congressional liaison with the Office of the Secretary of the Navy. In the US Navy, he served as a nuclear-trained officer, including on nuclear-powered warships as chief engineer.

  • Paul Bessette
    Morgan Lewis
    Paul Bessette Partner
    Morgan Lewis
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    Paul M. Bessette counsels nuclear utilities, reactor designers, and other nuclear service providers in licensing, regulatory, adjudicatory, and litigation matters. He has litigated more than 10 lawsuits before the US Court of Federal Claims in connection with federal obligations to accept and remove spent nuclear fuel, and supports ongoing settlements of spent fuel claims with the government. He also advises clients on licensing of new-generation nuclear power plants, and counsels nuclear utilities in their applications to renew existing nuclear power plant operating licenses.

    In his energy litigation practice, Paul represented clients in the two largest settlements of spent fuel-related claims against the US government. He continues to represent numerous clients in multimillion dollar claims against the government for its ongoing failure to accept spent fuel from utilities, both in litigation and settlement.

    In his counseling practice, Paul represented two of the three applicants that successfully obtained early site permits from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the siting of potential advanced reactors. Paul also represents a designer of a small modular reactor in the preparation of a combined operating license application before the NRC, as well as a client seeking a construction permit for a first-of-a-kind medical isotope facility. He counsels nuclear medical device companies on US and international nuclear regulatory requirements.

    Paul is regulatory and adjudicatory/litigation counsel for a two-unit nuclear site in the Northeast of the United States on its license renewal application, and advises the client on highly contested regulatory, adjudicatory, and general litigation matters. Paul is also counsel for a utility seeking an operating license for a deferred nuclear plant, the first commercial nuclear plant operating license to be issued by the NRC in more than a decade.

    Before joining Morgan Lewis, Paul spent more than 15 years in the energy field as an engineer and a manager. Paul also worked as an engineer for General Electric and as an officer in the US Navy’s submarine program.

  • Nadia Glucksberg
    Haley & Aldrich
    Nadia Glucksberg Lead Hydrogeologist
    Haley & Aldrich
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    Nadia Glucksberg is a Senior Associate and hydrogeologist at Haley & Aldrich.  She has more than 25 years of experience working on the chemical (or non-radiological) side of D&D, both addressing soils, groundwater, and building materials. She has worked on several nuclear plant decommissioning projects including Zion, LaCrosse, Vermont Yankee,  Fort Calhoun and Connecticut Yankee.  She has a BA in Geology from Cornell University and a MS in Hydrogeology from the Oregon Graduate Institute and is a Licensed Professional Geologist in four states.

  • Jay Peters
    Haley & Aldrich
    Jay Peters Risk Assessment Practice Leader
    Haley & Aldrich
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    Jay Peters is the practice leader for risk assessment at Haley & Aldrich, Inc. He has 25 years of experience as a risk assessor working on sites regulated by USEPA and more than 20 states. Jay has developed risk assessments that address combined chemical and radionuclide contamination, and regulatory closure strategies that that address chemical contamination issues at nuclear decommissioning projects . He holds a BS in toxicology from Northeastern University and an MS in Environmental Health from Tufts University.

  • Richard St Onge
    Black & Veatch
    Richard St Onge Director - Decommissioning Projects and Operating Plant Technical Services
    Black & Veatch
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    Mr. Richard St.Onge has over 30 years of commercial nuclear power plant experience in the U.S. nuclear industry. He has developed expertise in the design, construction, operation, management, and decommissioning of commercial nuclear facilities. Mr. St.Onge is the Director of Decommissioning Projects for Black & Veatch Corporation where he uses his expertise to assist clients in all aspects of planning & implementing decommissioning projects including providing oversight of plan development and execution.

    Prior to his engagement with Black & Veatch, Mr. St.Onge held executive and management positions with Southern California Edison Company where his responsibilities included Senior Reactor Operator, Plant Engineering Director, and Director of Regulatory Affairs. During his tenure with SCE, Mr. St.Onge was the Project Manager of the Decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Unit 1, a 450 MW PWR. The SONGS project was very successful in achieving its strategic goals on schedule and within budget.

    Mr. St.Onge has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nuclear Engineering, a Masters of Business Administration Degree, he also holds a Nuclear Professional Engineers License and has been Licensed as a Senior Reactor Operator. Mr. St.Onge is a member of the American Nuclear Society’s Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences Division, where he sits on the Division’s Executive Committee.

  • Paul Young
    Attention IT
    Paul Young Director of IT Services
    Attention IT
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    Paul Young has been with Attention IT, Incorporated (AIT) for over 18 years. He is the Director of Information Systems for AIT. Paul has a BA degree from Grove City College, Grove City, PA, and a Masters of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, MA, and a Masters of Computer Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

    His background includes working for Oracle, Private Consulting, and Attention IT, Inc. Paul is well versed in his understanding of Federal Requirements as they pertain to Waste Management and Tracking.

  • John Kessler
     
    John Kessler President
    J Kessler & Associates, LLC
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Chris Tierney
    Kenrich Group
    Chris Tierney VP and CFO
    Kenrich Group
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  • Laurie Ford
    US NIC
    Laurie Ford Senior Fellow
    US NIC
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    Laurie Ford, PhD in Operation Research engineering has completed her 35-year career as a management and organization change consultant with business, government, and association clients throughout the United States – including the US Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Lab, Intel, and China Lake Naval Air Center. She is a Senior Fellow with the US Nuclear Industry Council supporting the Decommissioning and the Transportation Task Forces. She is a writer and co-author of articles that have appeared in the Academy of Management and other journals including the Harvard Business Review, and an award-winning book on management communication, “The Four Conversations of Change: Daily Communication that Gets Results”.

  • Katrina McMurrian
    The NWSC
    Katrina McMurrian Executive Director
    The NWSC
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    Speaker bio coming soon.

  • Jack Edlow
     Edlow International
    Jack Edlow President
    Edlow International
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    Mr. Edlow has worked in the nuclear industry since 1969 and has become one of the premier experts in the field of transport logistics of radioactive materials.

    He is President of Edlow International Company, www.edlow.com . Mr. Edlow has served on numerous boards including World Nuclear Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, and U S Nuclear Infrastructure Council. He also has served as Chairman of the IAEA Steering Group on Shipment Denial. Mr. Edlow regularly speaks at industry events and lectures at the World Nuclear University. His has been actively involved in the 2010, 2012 and 2014 Nuclear Industry Summits. He was chairman of the NIS2016 Board of Advisors.

    He was appointed to the Department of Commerce Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Commission in 2010 and has served as Chairman. He also served as Chairman for the Trade Advisory Commission on Africa for USTR.

  • Rod Baltzer
    Deep Isolation
    Rod Baltzer Chief Operating Officer
    Deep Isolation
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  • Daniel McGarvey
    Marsh
    Daniel McGarvey Chairman, Power and Nuclear Practice
    Marsh
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    Dan is the chairman of Marsh’s US Power and Utility practice where he oversees the service of over 270 U.S. utility clients – including 85% of U.S. reactor operators.

    He has led the broking teams for all U.S. commercial decommissioning projects, all license transfers, and all reactors under construction. He was the first insurance professional to survey the damaged Fukushima plant, and has made several trips to support US suppliers in evaluating the newly formed India Nuclear Insurance Pool.

    He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a retired navy commander whose service included engineering, operations and commanding officer tours.

    He joined Marsh as a nuclear risk management consultant in 1989. He is a Fellow in the Risk and Insurance Management Society, a RIMS Ambassador, five time Risk and Insurance Magazine Power Broker, and has presented more than thirty times at the annual Risk and Insurance Management Society annual conference.

    He is a certified naval nuclear chief engineer and holds an MBA in finance and fifteen risk management designations.

  • Michael Kolodner
    NEIL
    Michael Kolodner Vice President, Member Insurance
    Nuclear Electric Insurance Ltd. (NEIL)
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    Mike Kolodner joined NEIL in 2015 and is primarily responsible for overseeing NEIL's Member Nuclear, Conventional and Non-Member insurance programs.

    Prior to joining NEIL, Mike served as Senior Vice President & U.S. Nuclear Energy Practice Leader for Marsh, where he was responsible for the management of a uniquely specialized nuclear energy risk advisory and insurance brokerage practice. Prior to that, he was the Manager of Insurance at Exelon Corporation, where he was responsible for strategic management and support of corporate insurance risk finance and loss control programs, including commercial, mutual, group captive and captive performance optimization.

    Mike attended the U.S. Naval Academy, where he graduated with honors prior to completing Naval Nuclear Power School & Prototype Training and subsequent service as a Submarine Warfare Officer in the United States Navy.

    Mike has served on the Insurance Advisory Committees of both NEIL and American Nuclear Insurers (ANI), is a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and also holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) professional designations.

  • Markus Koenig
    Munich Re
    Markus Koenig Senior Underwriter, Nuclear
    Munich Re
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    Position:

    - Senior Underwriter for nuclear power plants and nuclear facilities.
    - Technical risk analyst for Munich RE.
    - Head of the technical commission German Nuclear Pool (DKVG).

    Professional expertise:

    Engineering Underwriter Power Plants, Specialist for Nuclear Power Plants and Nuclear facilities.

    Health physics and environmental protection of a nuclear facility.

    Member of the German-Swiss Association for radiation protection (health physics).

    Risk analyst and consultant for a public agency in the area of industrial exposures, nuclear material and health physics.

    Production of pharmaceutical ingredients and industrial chemicals.

    Area of Expertise:

    Nuclear Power Plants, Nuclear facilities, Conventional Power Plants, Health physics, Environmental protection, Process engineering, Approval processes, Chemical industry.

  • Daniel Stetson
    The Nicholas Endowment
    Daniel Stetson Trustee & Executive Director
    The Nicholas Endowment
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    Dan has never had a job East of Pacific Coast Highway. He is currently the Executive Director and a Trustee of The Nicholas Endowment. The Endowment was created by Broadcom co-founder Dr. Henry Nicholas III and his wife Stacey Nicholas to provide meaningful support to charitable organizations in the advancement of science, education and the arts. In these roles, Dan works to provide support to the charitable organizations that exemplify its mission and vision.

    Dan also serves as vice chairman of the Community Engagement Panel (CEP) established in February 2014 to encourage open communication, public involvement and education throughout the decommissioning of San Onofre nuclear plant. The CEP was established by current and former owners of San Onofre responsible for decommissioning: Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, and the cities of Riverside and Anaheim.

    Dan served as President and CEO of the Ocean Institute from 2005-2015, after having joined the Institute in 1992. The Ocean Institute is an educational non-profit organization located in Dana Point, California that provides inspiring marine science and maritime history programs for over 100,000 students annually. Under Dan’s leadership, the programs became nationally renowned and received the inaugural Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education.

    Immediately prior to his tenure at the Ocean Institute, Dan consulted for the law firm of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro representing a foreign shipping company involved in an oil spill incident. Dan managed the compensation process for over 2,000 claimants from the largest oil spill in the LA Harbor’s history. While the spill was originally attributed to his client’s cargo ship, Dan’s efforts led to the discovery of evidence that the majority of the spill (93%) was actually from a previously unidentified ship. Dan testified as an expert witness in criminal court. In the resulting civil trial, 100% of the client's multimillion dollar clean up and claims expenses were recovered.

    Prior to his oil spill consulting, Dan served as the Vice President and General Manager of Calypso Marine, Inc. with operations in San Diego, Newport Beach, Marina Del Rey, and Ventura.

    Dan has a BA from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from California State University, Fullerton. He is a veteran of the US Coast Guard. Together with Roxanne, his wife of 32 years, Dan enjoys hiking, tennis, and diving.

  • Kara Colton
    Energy Communities Alliance (ECA)
    Kara Colton Director of Nuclear Energy Programs
    Energy Communities Alliance (ECA)
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    Ms. Colton is the Director of Nuclear Energy Programs of the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA), the national non-profit educational organization of local governments affected by Department of Energy activities. She oversees the activities of the organization on nuclear energy issues including research and development of new nuclear technologies, reprocessing, interim storage, nuclear workforce development, siting nuclear facilities and high-level waste management.

    Ms. Colton facilitates coordination and communication with/among local governments, federal agencies, state regulators, private sector representatives and academics, to promote an understanding of local government interests related to the development of policies and programs related to nuclear energy. She recently co-authored A Community Handbook on Nuclear Energy: Understanding Nuclear Energy and Alternatives for the Future. The publication aims to help local communities identify and understand the myriad of issues associated with hosting a nuclear facility and the role they can play in its development.

  • Jeremy Renshaw
    EPRI
    Jeremy Renshaw Program Manager Used Fuel & HLW
    EPRI
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    Dr. Jeremy Renshaw is the Program Manager for the Used Fuel and High-Level Waste Group at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

    He manages R&D efforts focused on all aspects of the back end of the fuel cycle including used fuel, wet and dry storage, transportation, and eventual dispositioning. These efforts include aging management and inspection of dry cask storage systems, maintaining criticality margins during wet and dry storage, understanding high burnup cladding performance, and activities related to interim and final storage options.

    Prior to joining the Used Fuel and High-Level Waste group, Dr. Renshaw focused on nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of nuclear fuel assemblies, dry storage canisters, concrete structures, one-time inspections, and advanced NDE methods. He has experience with ultrasound, eddy current, thermography, terahertz, microwave/mm-wave, and acoustic emission testing, and robotic deployment methods.

    Prior to joining EPRI, Dr. Renshaw worked at AREVA, Inc. as an R&D Project Manager/Senior Engineer on reactor internals inspection and other R&D efforts related to advanced NDE inspections. Previously, Dr. Renshaw worked at Sauer-Danfoss, Inc. as an engineer on the new product development team and in the materials lab.

    Dr. Renshaw serves as a reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals, has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings papers, and holds one U.S. Patent.

    Dr. Renshaw holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, all from Iowa State University where his research focused on thermal NDE methods.

  • Jay Harris
     
    Jay Harris Consultant
    Independent
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    Jay Harris is a Canadian Aboriginal with strong interests in all things related to Technology and Energy. He began his career in the Canadian Armed Forces eventually becoming a journeyman Aircraft technician. Following this period in his early 20’s Jay enlisted with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a Regular Member. He spent a great deal of his career in the RCMP in remote locations, and working in the far north. During this time he developed a keen interest in the effects of energy on social policy, and the environmental challenges of operating in the far north. In 2001 Jay lead the most Northern police investigation in Canadian history to the Canadian polar ice cap while on the frozen Arctic Ocean.

    Following his time in the RCMP, Jay worked for a number of Aboriginal Police Services, and organizations as a contractor and consultant. In 2006 he began new employment at a nuclear power plant in Ontario, Canada as a non-licensed Nuclear Operator in fuel handling. Jay worked in Dry Storage, Isotope handling, and daily fueling at these on power refuelling CANDU reactors. Jay developed further interests in Nuclear Innovation, Small modular reactors, Nuclear batteries, and the effects of non-dispatchable renewables and nuclear energy on the commercial electric grid. Further during this time Jay volunteered considerable time with the Canadian Nuclear Society assisting with organizing events, and carrying out public education efforts. Additionally Jay also assisted with a few start up companies seeking to commercialize Small Modular reactor products.

    In 2018 Jay left his regular employment following a number of health issues. With support from his past employer he has been able to move into a period of semi-retirement, and concentrate on his young family while his wife develops her career in Non-Destructive Inspection.

    Given the sudden increase in activity in modular reactor development, and disruptive fuel technology. Things have not been as quiet as were expected.

    Jay earned a 3 year diploma in industrial electronics in 1992, became a journeyman aircraft mechanic in 1997. He attained his 1st Class constable criminal investigator in 2000 with the RCMP (Federal), and again in 2004 with the Ontario Police College (Provincial). During the mid 2000’s Jay worked on his BSC in applied Nuclear Science. Culminating in 2011 with his attendance at the World Nuclear University (WNU) in Oxfordshire, UK. Additionally Jay has had the Vendor introductory courses to the Candu-6, the Westinghouse AP1000, and the Areva EPR. While also have attended plant tours at many other reactor types including VVER’s, Magnox, AGR, and other research type reactors. Jay has been involved in both his own entrepreneurial activities, as well as with other groups and developers.

  • Edward M. Davis
    Pegasus Group LLC.
    Edward M. Davis President and CEO
    Pegasus Group LLC.
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    Mr. Davis has over 40 years’ experience with nuclear energy legislation, policy, and programs and has institutional knowledge of the industry’s structure, capabilities, and regulatory safety requirements. He participated in legislative efforts for passage of the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act and served as president and CEO of the nuclear industry’s governmental affairs arm. Mr. Davis also served as a senior executive with a leading U.S. spent fuel transportation and storage company and is knowledgeable in the many issues surrounding dry cask storage and transportation. His Washington consulting firm specializes in energy and environmental issues and serves clients in the energy industry and Federal government agencies.

  • Sven Bader
    Orano
    Sven Bader Technical Consultant
    Orano
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    Dr. Bader has more than 25 years of experience in nuclear safety and licensing which includes: (1) over 15 years on the U.S. MOX Project, currently being constructed by CBI Orano MOX Services at the Savannah River Site, demonstrating chemical and criticality safety of the Aqueous Polishing process; (2) 3 years on the Yucca Mountain Project demonstrating safety for the surface handling and processing facilities specifically for handling events involving commercial spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and 15 different types of high level waste from the Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Defense; (3) 10 years on recycling, consolidated interim storage, extended storage, and transportation activities for used/spent nuclear fuel (UNF/SNF) for the DOE; and (4) 3 years on the U.S. EPR Reactor Project performing radiation modeling activities.

    Currently Dr. Bader is: (1) leading Orano’s efforts towards consolidated storage of used nuclear fuel and recycling/reprocessing of UNF in the U.S.; (2) a member of NEI and ANS working groups focused on NRC activities related to recycling UNF and consolidated and extended storage of UNF/SNF; (3) working on DOE AD&D (also known as IDIQ) contracts related to advanced fuel cycles and consolidated storage activities; (4) performing deinventory studies for DOE for shutdown reactor sites moving UNF/SNF to a Class I railroad; and (5) continuing to support the safety/licensing bases of the Aqueous Polishing process for the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility.

    The most recent projects Dr. Bader is leading or has led at Orano include: (1) Assessment of the Deinventory of the UNF/SNF from the Kewaunee, Big Rock Point, Connecticut Yankee, Maine Yankee, Trojan, and Humboldt Bay power stations; (2) Engineering and Technical Support of the Deep Borehole Field Test; (3) Comparative Evaluations of Shipping Regulations and History in U.S., Europe and Japan (including the near-daily shipments of UNF in France to La Hague Recycling Plant); (4) Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation Cask Design Study; (5) Improving the Estimates of Waste from Recycling, (6) Capture of Iodine in Off-Gas from Recycling Activities, (7) Examination of Potential for Zirconium Recovery from Recycling Activities; (8) Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant (RRP) Lessons Learned on Safeguards; and (9) support for determining potential fuel supplies (Pu) for the Versatile Test Reactor.

    He has a Bachelor’s of Science, Masters, & PhD in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University.

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