The United States Nuclear Industry Council 

Elects New Board Members


July 16, 2020

The United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) announced the addition of seven new members to its board of directors.   This move expands the board from nine to fourteen, and brings a more diversified and expansive set of views into the organization's leadership structure.  


"The men and women elected to the board represent the best of the best in their various areas of nuclear and corporate management expertise," said Bud Albright, president and CEO of the organization.  "The expansion of our board is a part of a broader effort and commitment to bring enhanced value to USNIC's well-established role as the lead organization representing the entire advanced nuclear industry.  Our commitment is to continue to grow our positive impact throughout the advancement of nuclear technology, and to expand U.S. presence throughout the world.  These men and women will help USNIC direct its resources, and focus our policies and actions, towards ensuring that research, development, and deployment of clean, safe, and reliable nuclear energy is available both for this generation and for those to come," Albright said.   


The newly elected board members join our current board members:

  • Mr. Jeremy Harrell (ClearPath) - Chair

  • Mr. Eric Knox (Amentum) - Vice-Chair

  • Mr. Mike Telson (General Atomics) - Treasurer

  • Mr. Jon Ball (GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy) - New

  • Mr. Harlan Bowers (X-Energy) - New

  • Mr. Elmer Dyke (Centrus Energy)

  • Mr. Mike French (Orano)

  • Mr. Peter Hastings (Kairos Power) - New

  • Mr. Scott Kopple (BWX Technologies) - New

  • Hon. Jeff Merrifield (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) - New

  • Mr. Chip Pardee (Terrestrial Energy)

  • Mr. Kirk Schnoebelen (URENCO, USA) - New

  • Ms. Wendy Simon-Pearson (Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation) - New

  • Mr. Dan Stout (Tennessee Valley Authority) 


The United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) is the leading U.S. business advocate for increased nuclear energy use and global deployment of U.S. advanced nuclear technologies and services. USNIC represents over 80 companies engaged in nuclear innovation and supply chain development, including technology developers, manufacturers, construction engineers, key utility movers, and service providers. For more information visit



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