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.
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.
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.
Bradley (Brad) J. Adams
Vice President, Engineering
Brad Adams is engineering vice president for Southern Nuclear and is a member of the Southern Nuclear management council. Adams began his nuclear career in 1983 as a design engineer for Commonwealth Edison’s nuclear fuel services group and progressed to design group leader. Adams transferred to Byron Station in 1995 and held managerial positions in regulatory assurance, system engineering and work management before being named Byron’s site engineering director.
Vice President, 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 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.
Millicent W. Ronnlund
Vice President, 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.
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.
Site Vice President, Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant
Charles Kharrl is site vice president of Plant Farley. He began his career in the nuclear industry after serving as a nuclear propulsion plant operator (machinist mate) in the U.S. Navy. In 1994, he went to work for Detroit Edison, where he took on roles of increasing responsibility, including operations control room supervisor.
Edwin (Sonny) D. Dean
Site Vice President, Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Power Plant
Edwin (Sonny) D. Dean serves as site vice president of Plant Hatch, a role he assumed in June 2019. Previously, he was Fleet Organizational Effectiveness corporate functional area manager in the Governance and Oversight organization at Southern Nuclear.
Site Vice President, Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 & 2
Drayton Pitts joined Vogtle 1&2 as site vice president on May 18, 2020. Pitts has over 39 years of industry experience in operations, maintenance and instrument & controls. Prior to Vogtle, he served as general manager of plant operations at Entergy’s Arkansas Nuclear One Station.
Site Vice President, Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 & 4
Glen Chick is executive 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.