Susan H. Perkins-Grew, BA

Senior Director of Security and Incident Preparedness
Nuclear Generation Division

Susan is the Senior Director of Security and Incident Preparedness in the Nuclear Generation Division of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), located in Washington, DC. NEI is the organization of the commercial nuclear power industry that is responsible for coordinating the combined efforts of nuclear energy utilities and other nuclear industry organizations in all matters involving generic operational and technical regulatory issues. NEI develops policy on key legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry. NEI serves as a unified industry voice before the U.S. Congress, Executive Branch agencies, and federal regulators, as well as international organizations and venues. As senior director with more than 30 years of experience, Susan is responsible for all issues relating to commercial nuclear physical and cyber security and emergency planning and preparedness.

Susan leads the NEI Security and Emergency Preparedness industry working groups, committees of industry security and emergency preparedness leaders, and serves as the industry security and emergency preparedness liaison with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Department of Homeland Security. Susan chairs the Nuclear Sector Coordinating Council (NSCC) whose mission is to advance the physical and cyber security posture of the nation's commercial nuclear infrastructure in the context of overall national infrastructure protection. She is also a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Security and Emergency Preparedness Task Force and the National Emergency Management Association. 

She has completed the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Executive Education Program at the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security, the Nuclear Operational Risk Management Course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, and the Senior Nuclear Plant Manager's Course at the National Academy for Nuclear Training. 

Susan graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Communications.