Angie Howard is president of Howard – Johnson Associates, a consulting practice specializing in strategic energy and utility issues as well as public affairs, communications and leadership development. She has extensive contacts and relationships with industry and policy executives and organizations throughout the country. Ms. Howard retired in May 2009 as vice president, Office of the President and Executive Advisor to the President for the Nuclear Energy Institute. She represented NEI with policy, industry, academic and international organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Ms. Howard, who joined NEI as Sr. Vice President, Communications in 1996, had previous responsibilities for the organization’s communications, external affairs and member relations activities. Ms. Howard was vice president and director of industry relations and information services for the Atlanta-based Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, joining INPO in 1980to establish external and internal communications for the Institute. She also was involved in the formation of the World Association of Nuclear Operators and the development of communications activities for the WANO-Atlanta Center, which is co-located with INPO. Before joining INPO in 1980, Ms. Howard was employed by Duke Power Company in various communications and nuclear information management positions from 1969 to 1980. Ms. Howard received a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. She has completed the Reactor Technology Program for Utility Executives sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National Academy for Nuclear Training. Ms. Howard is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America and is a member of the American Nuclear Society. She also is a member of the Clemson University Research Foundation Board and the University of Tennessee Nuclear Engineering Department Advisory Committee. She was the recipient of the 2009 Women in Nuclear Global leadership award.