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.
Kuczynski was the senior vice president of engineering and technical support for Exelon Nuclear, responsible for performance of outage services, training, emergency preparedness, security, chemistry, radiation protection, operations, maintenance, work control and industrial safety for the Exelon Nuclear fleet. Prior to that role, Kuczynski was the senior vice president of Exelon Nuclear’s Midwest Operations. In that role, he was responsible for oversight of Exelon Nuclear’s six Illinois operating facilities and 11 reactors.
Kuczynski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and is a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program. He holds a Senior Reactor Operator License from the NRC.
Kuczynski previously served as chair of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s (NEI) Advanced Reactor Working Group and the New Plant Advisory Committee. He has also served on the board of directors and the executive committee of NEI, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations National Nuclear Accrediting Board, and as a member of both the Terrestrial Energy Corporate Industrial Advisory Board and the U. S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee. Additionally, Kuczynski served on the advisory boards for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate, the Department of Energy’s Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear, Georgia Institute of Technology’s Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Program and Fluoride High Temperature Reactor Program, Holtec International small modular reactor advisory council, X-Energy, and ClearPath.
Kuczynski received the Special Achievement Award from the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council and the Presidential Citation from the American Nuclear Society.