Advisory Board

The Advisory Board works with our senior management team to strengthen our role as a trusted supplier and reliable partner for national security work.

Centrus’ Advisory Board consists of several distinguished leaders who have served at the highest levels of government and industry and have deep subject-matter expertise in energy and national security matters. The board advises Centrus’ senior management in its efforts to restore America’s domestic uranium enrichment capability for national security purposes and to expand the company’s role as trusted supplier of enriched uranium fuel for nuclear reactors in the United States and around the world. The board’s diverse membership reflects a broad consensus about the importance of maintaining U.S. leadership in uranium enrichment and nuclear power. Centrus established the Advisory Board in 2015.

Advisory Board Members

Susan Eisenhower

CEO and Chairman of The Eisenhower Group

Marvin S. Fertel

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Energy Institute

John Hamre

President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense 

Franklin C. Miller

Principal at The Scowcroft Group; Former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush

Michael Wallace

Former Vice Chairman and COO of Constellation Energy

Susan Eisenhower

CEO and Chairman of The Eisenhower Group

Susan Eisenhower is the CEO and Chairman of The Eisenhower Group, Inc. (EGI). For more than 30 years, EGI has provided strategic counsel on business development, public affairs and communications projects to Fortune 500 companies in the United States and abroad. Over the years, Ms. Eisenhower has served as a member of three blue ribbon commissions for the Department of Energy for three different secretaries: The Baker-Cutler Commission on U.S. Funded Non-Proliferation Programs in Russia; The Sununu-Meserve Commission on Nuclear Energy; and the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, which released its findings on a comprehensive program for the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle in the winter of 2012. She has served as the co-chairman for the U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Nuclear Energy Advisory Council, and she was also appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Standing Committee on International Security and Arms Control, where she served eight years. She is currently a member of MIT’s Energy Initiative Advisory Board.

Marvin S. Fertel

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Energy Institute

Marv Fertel retired at the close of 2016 as president and chief executive officer of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) which is the policy organization for the U.S. nuclear industry and represents the industry in addressing generic technical and regulatory issues before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; as well as policy and legislative activities with the Congress and the Executive Branch.

Prior to becoming the CEO in 2009, he had been the Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer and at the establishment of NEI in 1994 he joined as the Vice President for Fuel Supply and Nuclear Economics. During his twenty-two year career at NEI, he has led industrywide activities from fuel supply and performance through resolving regulatory and technical issues to addressing waste disposal and decommissioning priorities. He has also been intimately involved with new plant development and deployment including advanced light water reactors, small modular reactors and advance non-light water reactors. He has worked closely in all aspects of the nuclear industry, particularly the electric utilities and major equipment and fuel suppliers and with INPO, EPRI and other key utility associations like EEI, APPA and NRECA.

He also worked closely with the Department of Energy on its R&D programs and other areas like cyber security and advanced reactor deployment.

From 1990 to the formation of NEI in 1994 he was the Vice President of Technical Programs at the U.S. Council for Energy Awareness (USCEA) where he was responsible for ensuring the technical accuracy and effectiveness of USCEA’s industry communications and also led the regulatory, policy and R&D activities associated with supporting companies in the front-end of the nuclear fuel cycle.

Mr. Fertel has almost 50 years of experience working with the electric utility industry on issues related to designing, siting, licensing and managing both fossil and nuclear plants.

He has worked in executive positions with such organizations as Ebasco and Management Analysis Company. His experience in these organizations included design-engineering and permitting for nuclear, coal and gas generating stations across the United States. During the 1980’s, he was significantly involved in management and operational reviews and in designing performance improvement plans for restarting “troubled” nuclear power plants that had to demonstrate improvements to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. During this period, he was also responsible for supporting prudency reviews for new nuclear plants.

He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Energy Workforce Development, the United States Energy Association, the Foundation for Nuclear Studies, the American Nuclear Society, the National Energy Foundation and the Nuclear Energy Institute.

John Hamre

President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense 

John Hamre has served as president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) since January 2000. Before joining CSIS, he served for nearly three years as the 26th U.S. deputy secretary of defense. Prior to holding that post, he was the under secretary of defense (comptroller) from 1993 to 1997. As comptroller, Dr. Hamre was the principal assistant to the secretary of defense for the preparation, presentation, and execution of the defense budget and management improvement programs. In 2007, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates appointed Dr. Hamre to serve as chairman of the Defense Policy Board. Before serving in the Department of Defense, Dr. Hamre worked for 10 years as a professional staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. During that time, he was primarily responsible for the oversight and evaluation of procurement, research, and development programs, defense budget issues, and relations with the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Franklin C. Miller

Principal at The Scowcroft Group; Former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush

As a principal at The Scowcroft Group, Franklin C. Miller provides clients both strategic and tactical advice on defense, national security, foreign affairs, and intelligence policy. Mr. Miller is an internationally-recognized expert on nonproliferation, defense, nuclear energy and policy issues, and export control. He served for thirty-one years in the U.S. government, including twenty-two years in the Department of Defense—serving under seven Secretaries in a series of progressively senior positions—and four years as a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and as Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council staff.

Michael Wallace

Former Vice Chairman and COO of Constellation Energy

Michael Wallace retired in 2011 as vice chairman and COO of Constellation Energy and chairman of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, which includes nuclear generation of 3,869 megawatts, three sites, and five units in two states. Previously, Mr. Wallace co-founded Barrington Energy Partners, LLC, a strategic consulting firm specializing in energy industry transactions and advisory services. Before joining Barrington Energy, Mr. Wallace had more than 25 years of senior executive and utility operations experience, including overseeing operations of 12 nuclear generating units as senior vice president and chief nuclear officer for Unicom/ComEd of Illinois. Mr. Wallace is deeply engaged as an advisor to governments and industry on matters of nuclear energy security, including service on the National Infrastructure Council (NIAC) – which advises the President on homeland security matters – as well as the Cyber security Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) and the Steering Committee of the Electricity Sub-Sector Coordinating Council (ESCC). Mr. Wallace is a former naval officer, having served in the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine force.