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Nuclear Energy Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 03, 2010
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NEI Elects New Board Members

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Nuclear Energy Institute has elected Christofer M. Mowry, president of Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) Nuclear Energy, Inc., and K. Keith Roe, chairman, president and CEO of Burns and Roe Group, to its board of directors. Members of the NEI board typically serve three-year terms.

Mowry oversees B&W’s commercial nuclear business and is leading the development effort to license and deliver the company’s scalable, safe advanced light water reactor with modular architecture. Before joining B&W in 2008, Mowry served as president and CEO of Welding Services Inc. Mowry is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Astronomy. He holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University.

In his role as chairman and CEO of Burns and Roe Group, an international engineering and construction company, Roe has full responsibility for all operations and administration. Roe joined the company full time in 1974. He became president and CEO in 1990 and chairman of the board in 1991. Roe also is involved in a number of professional technology and engineering societies with his service including a number of leadership positions.

Roe is a graduate of Princeton University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He also has a Master of Science and an engineer’s degree in nuclear engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.