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.
Sonny began his career in commercial nuclear energy in 1990 as lead instructor and work group leader at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. He obtained his Senior Reactor Operator license there and 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 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 the role of fleet assessment team leader of the Mid-Atlantic region of Exelon in 2016. He joined SNC in May 2018.
Sonny served in the nuclear Navy and has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy as well as a master’s degree in engineering management from George Washington University.