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Nuclear Energy Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 05, 2000
Contact: media@nei.org, 202.739.8000 or 703.644.8805 (after hours and weekends)

Nuclear Energy Institute Elects Poindexter Chairman, Adds Seven New Members to Board of Directors

CHICAGO—The Nuclear Energy Institute has elected Christian H. Poindexter chairman of its board of directors for a one-year term, effective today. Poindexter, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Constellation Energy Group, has served as vice chairman of the NEI board for the past two years.

NEI also added seven new members to its 60-member board of directors and re-elected two members. Newly elected board members, who will serve three-year terms, are:

  • Edward M. Davis, president and chief executive officer, NAC International;
  • Nick Kaufman, chief executive officer, Scientech Inc.;
  • Peter L. Lenny, president and chief executive officer, Urenco Inc.;
  • Ronald G. Peterson, President, operations and maintenance, Fluor Global Services;
  • E.J. Reinsch, president, nuclear global industrial unit, Bechtel Power Corp.; and
  • K. P. Singh, president and chief executive officer, Holtec International.

Thomas Christopher , president and chief executive officer of Framatome Technologies Group, was elected for one year to fill the unexpired term of John Bohart, former president and CEO at Framatome Technologies.

Gerald W. Grandey , executive vice president of Cameco Corp., and Randall B. Roe, vice Chairman of Burns and Roe Enterprises Inc., have been re-elected to the board for an additional three-year term.

U.S. nuclear power plant licensees and representatives of other companies involved in nuclear technologies are members of the NEI board of directors. Members of the board and its Executive Committee typically serve three-year terms, and officers are elected annually.

Newly elected members of NEI’s Executive Committee, which sets broad policy for the industry, are:


  • William A. Coley, group president, Duke Power Co.; and
  • William J. Post, president and chief executive officer, Pinnacle West Capital Corp.

Re-elected to the Executive Committee for three-year terms are William Cavanaugh III , chairman, president and chief executive officer, Carolina Power & Light Co., and Craven Crowell , chairman, Tennessee Valley Authority. Former NEI Chairman of the Board of Directors Erle Nye , who is chairman and chief executive of TXU, was re-elected to the Executive Committee for one year.

NEI’s current Executive Committee members also include:

  • Joe F. Colvin, president and chief executive officer, NEI;
  • William T. Cottle, president and chief executive officer, STP Nuclear Operating Co.;
  • Anthony F. Earley Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, DTE Energy Co.;
  • W. George Hairston III, president and chief executive officer, Southern Nuclear Operating Co.;
  • Donald C. Hintz, president, Entergy Corp.;
  • Corbin A. McNeill Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer, PECO Energy Co.;
  • Michael G. Morris, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Northeast Utilities;
  • Christian H. Poindexter, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Constellation Energy Group;
  • Charles W. Pryor Jr., president and chief executive officer, Westinghouse Electric Co.; and
  • John W. Rowe, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Commonwealth Edison Co.

Along with Poindexter, NEI board of directors elected Angelina S. Howard as executive vice president; Linda L. Nahin as vice president for administration and finance, and treasurer; and Phyllis M. Rich as vice president for information resources. In addition, the following NEI officers were re-elected:

  • Joe F. Colvin, president and chief executive officer;
  • Ralph E. Beedle and Marvin S. Fertel, senior vice presidents;
  • Robert W. Bishop, Theodore J. Garrish, John E. Kane, vice presidents; and
  • Robert W. Bishop, secretary.
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The Nuclear Energy Institute is the nuclear energy industry’s policy organization. This news release and additional information about nuclear energy are available on NEI’s Internet site at http://www.nei.org.

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