Angelina S. Howard will retire as vice president, office of the president, and executive advisor to the president at the Nuclear Energy Institute, effective May 15.Howard has represented NEI with policy, academic and industry organizations in the United States and globally. Since joining NEI in 1996, she also has managed the Institute’s programs in communications, external affairs and member relations.“Angie has developed and championed industry-leading programs in communications and community relations and has been a leader in working with top officials in the policy, academic and industry communities to ensure a vital role for nuclear energy in energy and environmental policy,” said Marvin S. Fertel, NEI president and CEO.“Working with the industry through NEI and other organizations has been a richly rewarding experience,” said Howard. “This is a good time for me to make a transition, and I look forward to continuing to work with the industry and other organizations on energy and environmental solutions that will be vital to our nation in the coming years. I also am looking forward to getting more involved in my local community.“The industry has tremendous opportunities to meet new challenges that arise from advances in technology and policies to reduce greenhouse gases. NEI is in good hands with Marv Fertel and the executive team. I am confident that NEI will continue to play an important role under Marv’s leadership,” Howard said.Prior to joining NEI, Howard was vice president and director of industry relations and information services for the Atlanta-based Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. She also was involved in the formation of the World Association of Nuclear Operators and the development of communications activities for the WANO-Atlanta Center. Before joining INPO in 1980, Howard worked at Duke Power Co. from 1969 to 1980.Howard has been the executive sponsor of U.S. Women in Nuclear and North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN). She was presented the Hairston Visionary Leadership Award in 2006 by NA-YGN. Howard also serves on the Clemson University Research Foundation board of directors.