Securing the Future of Nuclear: Safety, Technology and Leadership

SUNDAY, MAY 12

Registration
7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Constitution Ballroom Foyer

Breakfast
7–8 a.m.
Constitution Ballroom Foyer

General Session
8–10:30 a.m.
Constitution Ballroom

Welcome and Opening Remarks
8–8:15 a.m.

Kristin Zaitz
President
NAYGN

Nuclear Safety and Security: How We Got Here, What We’re Doing and Where We’re Going
8:15–10 a.m.

Michael Weber
Deputy Executive Director for Operations for Materials, Waste, Research, State, Tribal, and Compliance Programs
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Herbert Richardson
Vice President, Security and Loss Prevention
AREVA

Joseph Pollock
Vice President, Nuclear Operations
Nuclear Energy Institute

Brent Tolan (Facilitator)
PD Committee Manager
NAYGN

Break
10–10:30 a.m.
Constitution Ballroom Foyer

Breakout Sessions
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Nuclear Nonproliferation, Verification and Disarmament
Constitution Ballroom 

Corey Hinderstein
Vice President, International Program
Nuclear Threat Initiative

Jane Purcell
Foreign Affairs Officer
U.S. Department of State

Donald Cook
Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs
National Nuclear Security Administration

Elina Teplinsky
Senior Associate
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw & Pittman LLP

Alejandra Villarreal (co-Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

Mizuki Kojima (co-Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

Develop Yourself for Career Success
Conference Theatre

Debra Hager
Workforce Development Manager
Duke Energy

Alexandra Vazquez (Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

Prepare Yourself for Career Success Objectives (Handout)

Career Success Activity Sheet – Actions (Handout)

Mid-Career Competency Model-Supervisors (Handout)

Mid-Career Competency Model-Individual Contributor (Handout) Career Success Activity Sheet – Needs (Handout)

Preserving the Safety and Security at the Backend of the Fuel Cycle
Independence BCDE

Michael McMahon
President and Chief Executive Officer
Transnuclear Inc.

Mark Lombard
Director, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

John Massari
Engineering Supervisor, Nuclear Analysis Unit
Constellation Energy Nuclear Group LLC

Marcus Nichol (Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

Follow-on question from audience member: Could you describe how the activity of packages carrying used nuclear fuel (UNF) compares to packages carrying vitrified waste after recycling?

 A:  M. McMahon: In France, the typical package for transporting vitrified waste (the TN28, which holds 28 vitrified waste canisters) has less than half (45%) of the activity of the typical package to transport UNF (the TN12, which holds 12 PWR or 32 BWR used fuel assemblies).

Safety, Security and Safeguards Culture
Independence FGHI

Stephen Mladineo
Senior Adviser, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Programs Sector
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Paul Ebel
Vice President
BE Inc.

Anndria Gaerity
Director, Emergency Services
PSEG Nuclear, LLC

Susan Landahl
Senior Vice President, Operations Integration and Business Development
Exelon Nuclear

Todd Cervini (Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

Lunch
12:30–2 p.m.
Independence A

Breakout Sessions
2–3:30 p.m.

Tackling Tough Decisions: Perspectives From Industry Leaders
Constitution AB

Ben Waldrep
Vice President, Nuclear Corporate Governance and Operations Support
Duke Energy Corporation

Daniel Roderick
President and Chief Executive Officer
Westinghouse Electric Company

David Barry
President
CB&I

John Young
President and Chief Executive Officer
Energy Future Holdings

Ben Fearing (Co-Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

Stephen Odell (Co-Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

Nuclear Security and Material Control And Accounting
Independence BCDE

Peter Miner
Director, Nuclear Safety and Safeguards
USEC Inc.

David Godshalk
Lead Project Manager
ENERCON

Ray Landis
Senior Project Manager, Security
Nuclear Energy Institute

Martha Williams
Senior Consultant, Safeguards
Talisman International, LLC

Arihant Jain (Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

Cyber Security Technology
Conference Theatre

David Burford
Director of Security
Southern Nuclear Operating Company

Erik Dorman
Manager, Cyber Security Solutions
AREVA

William Gross
Senior Project Manager, Security
Nuclear Energy Institute

Jennifer Reynolds (Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

Safety Culture: Best Practices
Independence FGHI

G. Kenneth Koves
Senior Program Manager
Institute for Nuclear Power Operations

Charlie Williams
Executive Director
Center for Offshore Safety

Patricia Williams
Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations
U.S. Department of Energy

Aria Behrouzi (Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

Break
3:30–4 p.m.
Constitution Ballroom Foyer, Independence Ballroom Foyer and Conference Theatre

Breakout Sessions
4–5:30 p.m.

Safety and Reliability of Plant Equipment
Constitution AB

Robert Cole
Manager, Integrated Procurement Solutions
AREVA

Keith Porter
Director, New Build
Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Company Nuclear Group

Sherry Bernhoft
Program Manager for Long-Term Operations
Electric Power Research Institute

Bristol Hartlage (Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

Meeting Facilitation Skills
Independence BCDE

Andrew Collins
Director of Training and Development
Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems, Inc.

David Sexton (Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

Physical Security Technology
Conference Theatre

Nassima Barrows
Office of Second Line of Defense
National Nuclear Security Administration
U.S. Department of Energy

Adam Graf
Architecture and Plans Directorate
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Ronald Teed
Fleet Nuclear Security Director
Constellation Nuclear Energy Group, LLC

Randall Schwartz (Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

International Safeguards
Independence FGHI

Karen Owen-Whitred
Director, International Safeguards Division
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Helly Diaz-Marcano
Program Manager for International Safeguards
Savannah River National Laboratory

Olli Heinonen
Senior Fellow
Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School

Maria Kriz (Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

Scavenger Hunt Team Lead Pre-Job Briefing
5:30-6 p.m.
Constitution AB

NAYGN Welcome Reception
6–7:30 p.m.
Constitution CDE

MONDAY, MAY 13

Registration
7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Constitution Ballroom Foyer

Headshot Lounge
7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Roosevelt/Cabin John/Arlington

Breakfast
7–8 a.m.
Constitution Ballroom Foyer

General Session
8–11:30 a.m.
Constitution Ballroom

Securing the Future of Nuclear: Developing the Next Generation of Nuclear Employees
8–9:30 a.m.

Rita Neer
Principal Organizational Development Specialist
Exelon Corporation

Maureen Tront
Principal Organizational Development Specialist
Exelon Corporation

Robert Ashworth (Facilitator)
Professional Development Chair
NAYGN

Next Generation of Nuclear Employees (Handout)

Awards Ceremony
9:30–10:15 a.m.

P. Giovanna Montanes-Durand
Awards Committee Chair
NAYGN

Keynote Speech
10:15–11:15 a.m.

The Hon. Adam Kinzinger
Congressman
U.S. House of Representatives

Morgan D. Molenhouse (Facilitator)
Public Information Chair
NAYGN

Closing Remarks
11:15–11:30 a.m.

Christine Csizmadia
Vice President
NAYGN

Lunch and Scavenger Hunt
11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

NEA Opening Reception and NAYGN Closing Reception
6–7:30 p.m.
Independence Ballroom

TUESDAY, MAY 14

Registration
7 a.m.–noon
Constitution Ballroom Foyer

Breakfast
7–8:30 a.m.
Constitution Ballroom Foyer

Local Chapter Leadership Meeting
7:30–8:30 a.m.
Constitution Ballroom

Hill Day Pre-Job Brief
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Constitution Ballroom

Christine Csizmadia
Vice President
NAYGN

Adam Howell (Facilitator)
PD Committee Member
NAYGN

Hill Day Visits
Capitol Hill
9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

NEA Special Event (ticketed event)
7–9:30 p.m.
National Air and Space Museum