U.S. Women in Nuclear would like to welcome two new members to our Executive Advisory Council (EAC):
Ms. Kimberly Harshaw is the Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer at South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company. Ms. Harshaw joined STP NOC in 2016, serving as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel before becoming the CNO in 2021. She has more than 26 years of experience in the nuclear industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Harshaw also holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She has held positions of increasing responsibility in both nuclear energy operations and legal affairs for numerous nuclear energy companies prior to joining STP.
Ms. Pamela Cowan is the President, Engineered Systems and Solutions at Westinghouse Electric Company. Ms. Cowan joined Westinghouse in September 2021 as President of the Americas Operating Plant Services business unit. She has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry. Previously, Ms. Cowan was Senior Vice President at Holtec International and Chief Operating Officer of Holtec Decommissioning International, and has held a series of leadership roles at Exelon Generation, American Electric Power and PSEG Nuclear. She also served as vice president of the Nuclear Generation Division and Regulatory Affairs at the Nuclear Energy Institute. Ms. Cowan holds a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in engineering management from Drexel University. She also was a licensed Senior Nuclear Reactor Operator.
We would like to extend thanks to Peter Dietrich, Senior VP and CNO of DTE Energy, for his service during his term on the EAC from 2020-2022.
Finally, we would like to congratulate Maria Lacal on her retirement in June 2022 from a distinguished career culminating in the executive VP and CNO position at Arizona Public Service Company in 2020. We would also like to thank Maria for her service and leadership during her time serving first on the U.S. WIN Steering Committee from 2019-2020, then on the EAC from 2020-2022.
The EAC is comprised of executives in the nuclear industry who advocate for U.S. Women in Nuclear. The Council provides strategic advice and serves as a sounding board to the U.S. WIN Steering Committee on opportunities to promote the advancement of women. The Council also supports and advocates for the organization amongst the nuclear industry executives. To view the current EAC roster, please visit https://www.winus.org/about-us/leadership/.