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  • Michael Twomey
    Entergy
    Michael Twomey Senior Vice President, Federal Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs
    Entergy
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    Michael Twomey is Senior Vice President, FederalPpolicy, Regulatory and Governmental Affairs at Entergy Corporation. He leads Entergy’s Federal Government Affairs, Federal Regulatory Affairs, Sustainability and Environmental Policy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities External Affairs teams.

    Michael Twomey’s career with Entergy started in 2002 as assistant general counsel in the New Orleans corporate headquarters. He served as Entergy Louisiana’s vice president for regulatory affairs from 2004 to 2009 where he led the regulatory efforts for the approval of Entergy’s acquisitions of the Perryville, Calcasieu and Ouachita generation facilities and recovery of costs associated with hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

    In 2009, Twomey was named vice president of utility strategy for Entergy Corporation where he provided strategic regulatory planning for all of Entergy’s operating companies.

    Twomey moved in 2010 to vice president of external affairs for Entergy Wholesale Commodities (EWC). In this role, he works closely with the external constituents of Entergy's wholesale power business in New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Vermont. Most recently, his team successfully obtained state approval in Vermont for the transfer of Vermont Yankee to NorthStar, a transaction that was completed earlier this year and was a first-of-its-kind in the nuclear industry. He will retain his EWC responsibilities in his new role.

    He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Tulane University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Public Affairs Council.

  • Carla Carmichael
    OPG
    Carla Carmichael VP Nuclear Decommissioning Strategy
    OPG
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    In her role at Ontario Power Generation, Carla oversees the program for safe, cost effective, environmentally and socially responsible Decommissioning of OPG's Nuclear legacy by focusing on strategic and innovative solutions for liability management to ensure Nuclear power remains a sustainable energy source for future generations. In her previous role, she was responsible for Commercial Strategy and Management, as well as the integrated oversight assurance program, the governance structure and mitigation of key strategic risks of the Darlington Refurbishment Project (DRP), one of Canada’s largest and most complex nuclear infrastructure projects.

    She has held the position of VP, Nuclear Finance, responsible for the financial oversight of OPG’s Nuclear assets and has led OPG’s Canadian Nuclear Partners and Isotope businesses. Carla joined the Nuclear industry in 2009 as the Director, Nuclear Benchmarking and Planning.

    Carla is a strong advocate of Nuclear technology and its value to the electricity and health sectors, the environment and socio-economic fabric of Ontario. She is currently a board member of the Candu Owners Group, the Durham College Foundation Board and is an active member of Women in Nuclear. In 2017, Carla was awarded OPG’s President’s Leadership Award for executive leadership and the advancement of women in leadership roles for the industry.

    Prior to joining the energy sector, Carla held several positions in the wireless mobile industry at Nokia Canada, including roles in Finance, Marketing, Public Relations and General Management of the Canadian organization.

    Carla has worked in various other sectors, such as municipalities, private sector, not-for-profit and public auditing. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business as well as an Honours Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Toronto.

  • Jeff Dunlap
    Exelon
    Jeff Dunlap Manager, Decommissioning
    Exelon
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  • Kent Cole
    NAC International
    Kent Cole CEO
    NAC International
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    Kent Cole is President and Chief Executive Officer of NAC International, responsible for leading the company’s strategic direction, growth and profitability. His decades of experience in the nuclear industry include leadership roles on collaborative teams providing products and services to enhance the performance, safety and reliability of nuclear power plants in the United States and worldwide.

  • Katrina McMurrian
    Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition
    Katrina McMurrian Executive Director
    NWSC
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  • Keith Mahosky
    westinghouse
    Keith Mahosky Director of Decommissioning
    Westinghouse
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    Keith Mahosky is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and a qualified Submarine Warfare Officer. After leaving active duty, he joined the Navy Reserve supporting the medical and humanitarian evacuation of submarines at sea and nuclear weapons package development. Mr. Mahosky has served as a commanding officer five times and Chief of Staff for the Secretary of the Navy’s Reserve Affairs Policy Board. He retired after 30 years as a Captain.

    After leaving active duty, Mr. Mahosky became a Program Manager for the Submarine Security Program, then obtained his MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering and began his nuclear consulting career working with NRC licensed clients in facility decommissioning. He then joined ENERCON SERVICES as the Director of Decommissioning and Government Services.

    During his ENERCON tenure, Mr. Mahosky was asked by the DOE to advise on the implementation of DOE’s Long-Term Stewardship program. He led a cross-functional team for DOE headquarters to evaluate the effectiveness of selected decommissioning strategies against end-state objectives. While at ENERCON, his teams led the successful decommissioning of 6 US Test Reactors.

    Having joined Westinghouse less than 18 months ago, Mr. Mahosky is responsible for identifying strategic targets for both commercial and US Government decommissioning facilities as well as operating plant waste management opportunities for the US, Canada and Mexico. All told, Keith has supported the decommissioning of 40 different reactors, including 7 test reactors and 7 power reactors with engineering, radiological or waste management scopes.

  • Rod McCullum
    Nuclear Energy Institute
    Rod McCullum Senior Director, Used Fuel & Decommissioning
    Nuclear Energy Institute
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    Rod McCullum has been working at NEI since 1998. He has 30 years of nuclear engineering, licensing, management and regulatory policy experience. Currently, at NEI, he leads industry technical and regulatory efforts to improve used fuel management and nuclear plant decommissioning programs. He held prior positions in Government (with the Department of Energy) and Industry (at three commercial nuclear power plants). He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering (University of Cincinnati, 1985) and a Master of Business Administration degree (Lewis University, 2000).

  • Vladimir Michal
    IAEA
    Vladimir Michal Decommissioning Team Leader
    IAEA
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    Vladimir is a project manager / team leader focused mainly on decommissioning and radioactive waste management projects implementation. He has direct experience from home and international (e.g. BIDSF) decommissioning projects implementation.

    Other professional activities:
    - external expert of the IAEA for EMs to Ukraine (ChNPP, 5/2010, 9/2011),
    - expert of WANO for technical mission to Ukraine (KhNPP, 3/2011),
    - external expert of the IAEA for three EMs in Latvia to Reactor Research Center Salaspils,
    - participation in many other IAEA activities (preparation of technical reports, CRP, national and regional TC projects, workshops, IDN activities etc.),
    - author and co-author of more then 70 publications.

    Specialties: MARSSIM training

  • David Emerson
    LCG Associates
    David Emerson Senior Vice President
    LCG Associates
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    Linda Seeley Executive Director
    Diablo Canyon Community Engagement Panel
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