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Leadership Team 

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Kuczynski

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Kuczynski is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Nuclear, located in Birmingham, Alabama. In this role, he is responsible for all operations of Southern Company’s six nuclear reactors at plants Farley, Hatch and Vogtle. He is also responsible for new nuclear development initiatives, including the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3&4 near Augusta, Georgia. He was elected chairman, president and CEO, effective July 11, 2011.

Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer

Peter (Pete) P. Sena III

Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer

Peter (Pete) P. Sena III was appointed executive vice president and chief nuclear officer (CNO) of Southern Nuclear in July 2019. Prior to joining Southern Nuclear, he served as president and CNO of PSEG Nuclear beginning in March 2016. During his tenure, PSEG Nuclear’s Hope Creek and Salem 1 nuclear generating stations both completed the first breaker-to-breaker runs in their operating history. Hope Creek also returned to the INPO excellence category in 2018.

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Cheryl W. Brakefield

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer 

Cheryl W. Brakefield is vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer for Southern Nuclear. In this role, Brakefield leads the organization in the development, coordination, management and communication of all financial and business operations matters at Southern Nuclear. She is a member of the Southern Nuclear management council.

Senior Vice President, Operations

Richard Libra

Senior Vice President, Operations 

Richard Libra joined Southern Nuclear as senior vice president of Operations in October 2019, bringing with him more than 35 years of experience in the commercial nuclear power industry. His extensive background includes expertise with both boiling water reactors (BWR) and pressurized water reactors (PWR), and his efforts have led to five consecutive INPO excellence awards at two separate plants.

Stephen Kuczynski

Earl Berry

Vice President of Engineering

Earl Berry serves as the Vice President of Engineering, where he supports the fleet’s work to improve equipment reliability and helps grow its technical leadership. Prior to this role, Earl served as the Fleet Governance and Oversight General Manager, the Plant Vogtle 1&2 Organizational Effectiveness Manager and in other capacities, including Work Management Director and Engineering Director.

Vice President, Human Resources

Shane Camp

Vice President of Human Resources 

Shane Camp is vice president of human resources for Southern Nuclear. In this role, he oversees employee relations, talent management, talent acquisition, medical and fitness for duty services, labor relations and communications. He is a member of the Southern Nuclear management council.

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Ho Nieh

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs 

Ho Nieh was appointed vice president of regulatory affairs at Southern Nuclear in September 2021. Nieh oversees the company’s licensing and regulatory strategy. His additional responsibilities include oversight of fleet environmental, security and emergency planning as well as nuclear development support.

Vice President, General Counsel & Compliance Officer

Millicent W. Ronnlund

Vice President of General Counsel & Compliance Officer 

Millicent W. Ronnlund is vice president, general counsel and compliance officer. In this role, she represents Southern Nuclear and is responsible for its compliance and concerns organizations. She is a member of the Southern Nuclear management council.

Site Vice President, Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant

Charles Kharrl

Vice President of Operations Support

Chuck Kharrl is vice president of operations support at Southern Nuclear, leading the governance and oversight, refueling and capital projects organizations. He previously served as the site vice president at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant.

Site Vice President, Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant

Delson Erb

Site Vice President of Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant 

Delson Erb is site vice president of Plant Farley. Since joining Plant Farley in 2017, he has served as plant manager, operations director, work management director and assistant maintenance director.

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Johnny Weissinger

Site Vice President of Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Power Plant 

Johnny Weissinger joined SNC and Plant Hatch as Plant Manager in June 2020. Prior to that, he served as site engineering director at Clinton Power Station. His experience at Oyster Creek Generating Station and Limerick Generating Station includes operations director and Chemistry director; he earned his Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) license while at Limerick.

Site Vice President, Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Power Plant

Edwin (Sonny) D. Dean

Site Vice President of Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 & 2

Sonny Dean became site vice president of Vogtle Units 1&2 in July 2022, following three years as Site VP at Plant Hatch. Prior to that he served as Southern Nuclear’s Fleet Organizational Effectiveness corporate functional area manager in the Governance and Oversight organization.

Site Vice President, Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 & 4

Glen Chick

Site Vice President of Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 & 4 

Glen Chick is site vice president of Vogtle 3&4, a position he assumed in 2019. Chick joined Southern Nuclear in 2018 as project director for Vogtle 3&4. He was later promoted to vice president, then senior vice president, of construction for the project.  

Vice President of Technical Compliance, Engineering

Bradley (Brad) J. Adams

Technical Compliance Vice President of Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 & 4 

Brad Adams is vice president of technical compliance at Plant Vogtle, Units 3 & 4. Prior to this role, Brad served as engineering vice president for Southern Nuclear Operating Company. He is a member of the Southern Nuclear management council.

Stephen Kuczynski

John Williams

Vice President of Business Operations

John B. Williams is vice president of business operations for Southern Nuclear Plants Vogtle 3&4. In this role, he oversees project controls, budgeting and reporting, risk management and commercial analysis. He has served in leadership positions throughout the Southern Nuclear organization, including Plant Hatch engineering director, Nuclear Fuel and analysis director and Interim engineering vice president.