Michelle Catts is the Senior Vice President of Nuclear Programs at GE-Hitachi (GEH) located in Wilmington, NC. She has over 18 years of demonstrated managerial and technical expertise in nuclear Regulatory Affairs and currently is responsible for ensuring world-class Quality, Continuous Improvement, Regulatory Affairs, and oversight of Environment, Health & Safety programs. She manages a multimillion-dollar budget and over a 30-member organization. She provides licensing and quality leadership and guidance to support nuclear fuel facility licensing, current nuclear fleet fuel reload/outage licensing activities, new reactor and new fuel opportunities, Technical Regulations and Standards, and GE-Hitachis’s Vallecitos and Morris sites. Prior to joining GE-Hitachi she worked for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) where she held positions of increasing responsibility including a nuclear reactor inspector stationed onsite at nuclear power plants up to the Policy Advisor to the Presidential Appointed NRC Chairman. Michelle holds a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University and is currently working on her MBA at UNCW.
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