Thursday, May 18, 2006

The 2006 Nuclear Energy Assembly: Rowe and Earley Elected Chairman and Vice Chairman

Out in San Francisco, NEI is holding its annual meeting, the 2006 Nuclear Energy Assembly. Although the general session didn't get underway until this morning, our board had some business to attend to last night:

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has re-elected DTE Energy Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Anthony F. Earley Jr., as chairman of its board of directors.

John W. Rowe, chairman and chief executive officer of Exelon Corp., has been elected vice chairman of the NEI board of directors. Rowe succeeds Robert B. McGehee, chairman and chief executive officer of Progress Energy Inc.

NEI also elected four new members and re-elected six members to its board of directors. Three members were re-elected and one new member was elected to the board's Executive Committee.

The newly elected member of NEI's Executive Committee, which sets broad policy for the industry, is Thomas B. King, president and chief executive officer, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Re-elected to the Executive Committee are:

Lewis Hay III, chairman, president and chief executive officer, FPL Group Inc.;

Robert B. McGehee, chairman and chief executive officer, Progress Energy Inc.; and

William J. Post, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Pinnacle West Capital Corp.

Newly elected to the NEI board of directors are:

Ronald E. Ault, president of the Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO;

James J. Graham, president and chief executive officer, ConverDyn;

William P. Hite, general president of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada; and

John K. Welch, president and chief executive officer, USEC Inc.

The re-elected board members are:

Richard Graves, senior executive, power services, Fluor Enterprises;

Louis E. Pardi, president and chief executive officer of power, Washington Group International Inc.;

E. James Reinsch, president Bechtel Nuclear, Bechtel Power Corp.;

Dr. Kris P. Singh, president and chief executive officer, Holtec International;

Robert G. Van Adel, president and chief executive officer, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited; and

Andrew C. White, president and chief executive officer, GE Energy, Nuclear.
We will have more, including some speeches, later in the day.

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