Maria Korsnick

Nuclear Energy Institute

President & Chief Executive Officer

Maria Korsnick is president and chief executive officer of the Nuclear Energy Institute, the nuclear industry’s policy organization in Washington, D.C. Drawing on her engineering background, hands-on experience in reactor operations and a deep knowledge of energy policy and regulatory issues, Korsnick aims to increase understanding of nuclear energy’s economic and environmental benefits among policymakers and the public. Before joining NEI, she was senior vice president of Northeast Operations for Exelon, responsible for overseeing operation of the Calvert Cliffs 1 and 2, R.E. Ginna, and Nine Mile Point 1 and 2 nuclear power plants. Before Exelon, Korsnick served as chief nuclear officer (CNO) and acting chief executive officer at Constellation Energy Nuclear Group. She began her career at Constellation in 1986 and held positions of increasing responsibility, including engineer, operator, manager, site vice president, corporate vice president, and CNO. Korsnick holds a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Maryland, and has held a Senior Reactor Operator license. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two children.

Sessions With Maria Korsnick

Thursday, 4 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 04/mar/2021 06:30 pm - 04/mar/2021 07:00 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: Future of Fission

    Panel Power & Renewables Clean Tech
    Nuclear power accounts for 10% of global power generation but faces numerous challenges. Many experts view nuclear power as an important tool in combating climate change. What advancements in nuclear fission technology would overcome these challenges? How can the next generation of reactors be commercialized?