December 14, 2022
December 14, 2022
The U.S. Nuclear Industry Council
December 14, 2022
Regarding the appointment of Todd Abrajano as New President and Chief Executive Officer.
The Board of Directors of the United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) today announced the appointment of Todd Abrajano as the Council’s new President and Chief ExecutiveOfficer effective January 2, 2023. Mr. Abrajano will replace the Honorable Clarence “Bud” Albright who has led USNIC since December 2019 and previously served as the organization’s board chair. Mr. Albright will retire at the end of this year.
Mr. Abrajano, who has worked on energy sector projects for over fifteen years, will join USNIC from Turning Point Public Affairs, LLC, the consulting firm he founded in 2010 and where he currently serves as President. From January 2017 to January 2021, Mr. Abrajano served as a presidential appointee in the U.S. Federal Government, first as the Commerce Department’s White House Liaison and a top advisor to former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. In January 2018, Mr. Abrajano was appointed to the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) where he served in multiple roles before being named Chief Operating Officer and Head of Agency.
“Todd’s blend of senior government leadership, global business development, public relations expertise, and political acumen uniquely position him to the lead Council forward at this exciting time for the industry,” said Jeremy Harrell, Chair of the USNIC Board of Directors and Chief Strategy Officer at ClearPath. “Demand for new nuclear technologies and services has never been higher, and Todd is a proven leader ready to support our members’ growth here in the U.S. and abroad. On behalf of the Council’s Board of Directors, I welcome Todd to the team and look forward to hitting the ground running in the new year.”
“USNIC is indeed fortunate to have Todd stepping into the role of President and CEO,” said current President and CEO Bud Albright. “I am highly confident that he has all the attributes needed to lead our industry and to take USNIC to the next level as a global force for advanced nuclear development. I wish him all the best and stand ready to support him going forward in his road to success. Onward and upward!”
While at USTDA, Mr. Abrajano was responsible for leading the Agency’s reengagement with the civil nuclear sector after a decade of no projects being originated within the Agency. In June 2020, he announced that USTDA would fund a series of workshops on European nuclear standards and regulations. In January 2021, Mr. Abrajano awarded a nearly $1.3 million grant to Romania’s nuclear energy authority, Societatea National Nuclearelectrica, providing technical assistance in support of the development of small modular reactors in Romania.
“I am incredibly thankful to the Board of Directors and honored to join the United States Nuclear Industry Council at a time when innovative new nuclear technologies are on the cusp of transforming energy generation, space exploration, and the delivery of modern health care,” said Mr. Abrajano. “I spent my time in the Federal Government advocating for U.S.companies and their world-class technologies and services, and I am proud to continue that work for the membership of the United States Nuclear Industry Council both in the U.S. and internationally.”
Mr. Abrajano resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and two children. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Yale University.
The United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) is the leading U.S. business advocate for advanced nuclear energy and the promotion of the American supply chain globally. USNIC represents over 90 organizations engaged in nuclear innovation and supply chain development, including technology developers, manufacturers, construction engineers, key utility movers, and service providers. USNIC’s educational programs, industry insights, and market intelligence brings together bi-partisan Federal and State legislators to create a successful clean energy paradigm that includes nuclear. For more information visit www.usnic.org.
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