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Susan Landahl

Landahl is currently the Senior Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness and Integrated Performance Assessment for Exelon Generation. She oversees training and leadership development, fleet assessment, performance improvement, nuclear oversight, and innovation across Exelon Generation’s 22 nuclear units and two corporate offices.  Landahl assumed this role after completing a 17-month assignment as a loaned executive to the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), where she was responsible for developing a comprehensive approach to improving leadership development and organizational effectiveness across the U.S. nuclear industry.

Professional History

Landahl’s career spans over 30 years in the nuclear power industry.  Previously, Landahl was Exelon Generation’s Chief Operating Officer for its nuclear division, where she was responsible for oversight of Exelon Generation’s fleet of (then) 10 nuclear facilities with 17 reactors.  Landahl also held the position of Exelon Generation’s senior vice president, Midwest Operations, in which she had responsibility for Exelon Generation’s six midwest nuclear operating facilities.  Prior to that, she was Exelon Generation’s senior vice president, Operations Support. 

Landahl joined Exelon in 1999 as a corporate manager, providing radiation protection oversight and support to 10 operating and three decommissioned units.  She became plant manager at LaSalle Station in 2002 and assumed the position of LaSalle site vice president in 2005.  Prior to joining Exelon, Landahl was a senior reactor operator at the Boston Edison Company.

Education

Landahl received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering/Fission Reactor Technology and a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering/Health Physics, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Landahl received her Health Physicist Certification in 1989 and earned her Senior Reactor Operator license in 1998.  In 2013 she completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Professional Affiliations

Landahl served on the advisory committee for MIT’s interdisciplinary 2018 report, The Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World, which discusses the importance of nuclear energy in helping to decarbonize the global power grid.  She is also a director on the board of SunCoke Energy, and a member of several professional societies, including the American Nuclear Society, Women in Nuclear, and the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN).  She also serves as the Chairman of the Executive Advisory Committee for the North American NAYGN. Landahl is a former director of the Morris Hospital Foundation Board, former member of the MIT Visiting Committee for Nuclear Engineering, and an active supporter and director on the board of the Green Harvest Food Pantry.

Awards and Honors

In 2011, Landahl was awarded a Nuclear Excellence Award by the World Association of Nuclear Operators for her relentless pursuit of excellence in the operation of nuclear power plants and for her significant contribution as a mentor and role model to others in the industry. In 2014 she received the George Hairston Visionary Leadership award from NAYGN and in 2015, Women in Nuclear awarded her the Patricia Bryant Leadership Award.

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