year, the Women’s Council on Energy and Environment (WCEE) selected Kristine L. Svinicki, as the recipient of its
2013 Woman of the Year award.
Svinicki is a leader in the nuclear sciences, currently
serving a second term as a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
Commission (NRC). She has had a distinguished career as a nuclear engineer and policy advisor, working
at the state and federal levels of government, and in both of the legislative
and executive branches, advancing a wide range of policies and initiatives
related to national security, science and technology, as well as energy and the
striking a particularly humble note amid a humor-rich acceptance speech,
recognized that she stands on the shoulders of many other women who worked
before her in the energy and environment fields.
also honored David K. Owens, Executive Vice President
of Business Operations at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the WCEE
Champion of the Year, a unique award which honors
those individuals who have championed the advancement of women in the fields of
energy and the environment. At EEI, Mr. Owens has responsibility over
the strategic areas of energy supply and the environment, energy delivery,
energy services, and international affairs.
accepting his award, Owens made it clear that helping others in advancing their
careers was an integral part of his job, striving to help others even when one
feels his or her own career may be struggling. Owens was joined by members of
his family and colleagues in accepting this award, and he personally thanked
to both his mother and grandmother as role models and strong women in his life.
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