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. Dean began his career in the nuclear energy industry in 1990 as lead instructor and work group leader at Exelon’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. He progressed through positions of increasing responsibility at the plant, including director of Nuclear Training, director of Nuclear Operations and director of Nuclear Maintenance. In 2011, he was named plant general manager at Exelon’s R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant. Two years later, he was named plant general manager at CENG’s corporate office. In 2014, he moved to Omaha Public Power District’s Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station as plant general manager. He assumed his most recent role as fleet assessment team leader of the Mid-Atlantic region of Exelon in 2016. Dean has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s degree in engineering management from George Washington University. He has a Senior Reactor Operator License, and he also served in the nuclear Navy.