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NOW 2024 Speakers

Rita Baranwal

Senior Vice President

Westinghouse Electric Company

Former Assistant Secretary, Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Brandon Gibson

Chief Operating Officer

State of Tennessee

Hash Hashemian

President and Chief Executive Officer

Analysis and Measurement Services

Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council

American Nuclear Society President-Elect

Maria Korsnick

President and Chief Executive Officer

Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)

Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council

Jeff Lyash

President & CEO

Tennessee Valley Authority

Randy McNally

Lt. Governor & Speaker of the Senate

Tennessee Legislature

Todd Noe

Director of Nuclear & Energy Innovations

Microsoft

Candice Robertson

Senior Advisor, Office of Environmental Management

U.S. Department of Energy

Ken Rueter

President and Chief Executive Officer

United Cleanup Oak Ridge (UCOR)

Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council

Brian Smith

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Reactors, Office of Nuclear Energy

U.S. Department of Energy

Stephen Streiffer

Director

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Rich Tighe

President and Chief Executive Officer

Consolidated Nuclear Security

Speakers & Panelists

Naomi Asher

Chief Development Officer

Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley

Olivia Blackmon

Partnership for Nuclear Energy

Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Greg Boerschig

Vice President, Clinch River Project

Tennessee Valley Authority

Dan Brown

Director, Fuel Fabrication

TRISO-X

 

Mark Buckner

Founder & Lead Instructor

Oak Ridge High School's iSchool

Lloyd Brown

President

Nuclear Services Partners

 

 

Jennifer Charlton

Chief Scientist

Y-12 National Security Complex

Jamie Choate

Director, Workforce Strategy and Development

Tennessee Valley Authority

Cami Collins

Interim Section Head, Burning Plasma Foundations

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Cary Crawford

Director, Nuclear Nonproliferation Division

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Wade Creswell

County Executive

Roane County, Tennessee

Molly Cripps

Director, Office of Energy Programs

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)

Evan Cummings

Director, Business Development

Kairos Power

Larry Cutlip

Senior Vice President, Field Operations

Centrus Energy Corp.

Adam DeMella

Consultant

ADG Strategies, LLC

Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council

Mike Drudy

Director, Digital Optimization Solutions

Westinghouse Electric Company

Michael Joseph Durr

Corporate Director, Design Engineering

Tennessee Valley Authority

Patrick Ellis

Manager, Strategic Partnerships

General Fusion

Julie Ezold

Technical Advisor

DOE Isotope Program
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Amy Fitzgerald

Government Affairs & Information Services Director

City of Oak Ridge

Terry Frank

Mayor

Anderson County, Tennessee

Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council

 

Brenda Garcia-Diaz

Program Manager, Fusion Energy

Savannah River National Laboratory

Sean Gleason

President & CEO

IB3 Global Solutions
& Oak Ridge City Councilman

Ivis Chaple Gore

Assistant Professor Nuclear Engineering

University of Tennessee Knoxville

Sherrell Greene

President & Founder

Advanced Technology Insights

Micah Hackett

Senior Director, Fuels & Materials

Kairos Power

Peter Hastings

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Quality

Kairos Power

Joe Heckman

President, Waste Management

EnergySolutions

Chairman of the Board

East Tennessee Economic Council

 

Florent Heidet

Head of Engineering and Nuclear Design

Ultra Safe Nuclear

Bruce Hilton

Technical Director

TerraPower

J. Wesley Hines

Postelle Professor, Chancellor's Professor, and Head

Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council

Ben Holtzman

Director of New Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Institute

 

Prashant Jain

Interim Section Head, Advanced Reactor Engineering & Development, Nuclear Energy & Fuel Cycle Division

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Brad Johnson

Special Assignment, Nuclear Battery Initiative, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Chris Jones

President and Chief Executive Officer

Middle Tennessee Electric

Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council

Lloyd Jollay

Vice President Isotopes & Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Boston Government Services

Kristian Kielhofner

Chief AI Architect and Co-Founder

Atomic Canyon

Jeffrey King

Founding Director, Nuclear Engineering

Tennessee Technological University

Steven Krahn

Professor, Practice of Nuclear Environmental Engineering

Vanderbilt University

Christo Liebenberg

CEO and Co-Founder

LIS Technologies, Inc.

Mori, Clint, UCOR

Clint Mori

Deputy Waste Operations & Logistics Manager

UCOR

Bob Morris

President and Founding Principal

Robert Morris Consulting

Chair

ETEC Nuclear Working Group

Don Moul

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Tennessee Valley Authority

Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council

Chris Mowry

Chief Executive Officer

Type One Energy

John Arthur (Jay) Mullis

Manager, Oak Ridge Environmental Management

U.S. Department of Energy

 

Peter Newby

President

MS Technology

Teresa Robbins

Manager, Y-12 Field Office

National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy

Gene Sievers

Y-12 Site Manager

Consolidated Nuclear Security

 

Joe Stainback

Director, Nuclear Technology Program

Roane State Community College

Jeff Smith

Vice President for National Labs

University of Tennessee System

Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council

 

Braden Stover

Chief Policy Officer

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, State of Tennessee

Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council

 

Rob Taylor

Deputy Office Director, New Reactors, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Bill Tindal

President

Omega Technical Services

Kurt Terrani

Executive Vice President

Ultra Safe Nuclear

Robert (Bob) Weiler

Board Member

Waste Management Symposia

Jennifer Wheeler

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

X-energy & TRISO-X

Krista Wiegand

Professor & Director, Center for National Security and Foreign Affairs

University of Tennessee Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs

Martin Williamson

Senior Director of Global Security and Strategic Partnerships

Consolidated Nuclear Security

Brian Wirth

Governor’s Chair Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Loong Yong

President

Spectra Tech

Tennessee Nuclear Energy Advisory Council

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