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Richard J. Myers

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Vice President, Policy Development, Planning and Supplier Programs

Mr. Myers is responsible for defining policy initiatives, developing legislative proposals and managing Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) programs in the following areas: used nuclear fuel policy; fuel supply; support for suppliers of equipment, services and fuel; nonproliferation; tax issues affecting the nuclear energy industry; financing of new nuclear facilities, and environmental policy.

NEI’s Policy Development Division is also responsible for developing NEI’s annual business plan, monitoring energy policy issues and market trends, liaison with the financial community, and analysis of how changes in the energy markets affect existing nuclear plants and the economic prospects for new nuclear plants.

Mr. Myers started his career as a journalist. From 1973 to 1986, he was executive editor of King Publishing Group and managed all the company’s publications, including The Energy Daily and Defense Week. He has also written extensively for other publications, including The Financial TimesFortune and The American Spectator.

He joined the U.S. Council for Energy Awareness (USCEA)—one of NEI’s predecessor organizations—in 1987 as director of editorial programs.

Mr. Myers received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y., and completed the University of Michigan Business School’s Electric Utility Executive Program in 1993.