North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) is pleased to announce that Susan Landahl, Senior Vice President of Exelon Generation, has been awarded the 2014 George Hairston Visionary Leadership Award.

“Ms. Landahl has a passion for developing the next generation of nuclear leaders and has personally mentored dozens of young professionals through her NAYGN efforts,” said Christine Csizmadia, President of NAYGN.

Landahl’s career spans nearly 30 years in the nuclear power industry. She is currently on rotation to the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and is leading the industry’s Leadership Development efforts.

Previously, Landahl was Exelon Generation’s Chief Operating Officer for its nuclear division, where she was responsible for oversight of Exelon Generation’s fleet of 10 nuclear facilities with 17 reactors that generate more than 17,000 megawatts of electricity annually.

“Susan has helped NAYGN expand its efforts to represent the Voice of the Young Generation,” said Csizmadia. “She is NAYGN’s champion and really spreads our message on the importance of providing young leaders with opportunities to influence decisions and policies that we will eventually have to manage.”

This George Hairston Visionary Leadership Awards was established in 2005 to honor the President and CEO of Southern Nuclear, an energetic and vocal supporter of the organization. The award recognizes the contributions of executives in the nuclear industry that go above and beyond in their support of NAYGN.

Previous recipients of this award include:
2005 W. George Hairston, Southern Nuclear Operating Company
2007 Angie Howard, Nuclear Energy Institute
2008 Dr. Gustavo Alonso, National Institute of Nuclear Research
2010 Ric Perez, Westinghouse Electric Company
2011 Christopher Crane, Exelon Corporation
2012 Ross Ridenoure, Parsons
2013 James Scarola, Duke Energy

NAYGN is a professional society with over 10,000 members and 112 local chapters. They provide opportunities for a young generation of nuclear enthusiasts to develop leadership and professional skills, create life-long connections, engage and inform the public, and inspire today’s nuclear technology professionals to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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