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Nuclear Energy Institute elects new chairman, vice chairman

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) on July 20 elected John F. Young, president and CEO of Energy Future Holdings (EFH), as chairman of its board of directors. He has served as vice chair of the board since May 2011. Bill Johnson, former chief executive officer of Progress Energy, was removed as chairman of NEI July 17.

Christopher M. Crane, president and chief executive officer at Exelon Corp., has been elected vice chair of the board of directors.

Young has served for more than four years as president and CEO at Energy Future Holdings, a Dallas-based energy holding company with a portfolio of competitive and regulated businesses, including TXU Energy, Luminant and Oncor.

Crane is president and chief executive officer of Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) and oversees companies with more than 35,000 MW of owned generating capacity and 6.6 million electric and natural gas customers in Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

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