WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Nuclear Energy Institute has elected Christopher Crane, president and chief operating officer at Exelon Corp., to its executive committee. Crane, who also serves as chief operating officer at Exelon Generation, fills the unexpired term of John Rowe, chairman and chief executive officer of Exelon Corp. He also was named to NEI’s board of directors and appointed to the Organization and Compensation Committee.
Chris Crane, 50, leads the operations of Exelon Generation, which includes 10 nuclear energy stations with 17 reactors, as well as the company’s fossil and hydroelectric power plants. The company has the largest nuclear energy program in the United States and the third largest in the world.
Crane has worked in the nuclear industry in progressively more responsible leadership roles for more than 25 years. He joined the company (then ComEd) in 1998 as vice president for boiling water reactor operations and was a major part of the ComEd nuclear program recovery. He was promoted to senior vice president of nuclear operations in 1999 and became chief operating officer in 2004, before being named president and chief operating officer of Exelon Corp. in September 2008.
Crane is actively involved in leadership roles in the nuclear industry, including chairing NEI’s New Plant Oversight Committee and serving on the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations’ board of directors.
All U.S. nuclear plant licensees and selected representatives of other companies involved in nuclear technologies are members of the NEI board of directors. The executive committee sets broad policy for the nuclear energy industry.