Ronnlund, Richardson named to new roles


Millie Ronnlund will join Southern Nuclear as vice president, general counsel and compliance officer.


Ronnlund comes from Balch & Bingham LLP, where she focused on nuclear regulatory issues with an emphasis on new nuclear development. Since joining the firm in 2008, she has been part of the Balch team supporting Southern Nuclear, particularly the Vogtle project. Her experience includes several contested licensing actions before the NRC, administration of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction agreement, and ongoing regulatory compliance for new and existing plants. She also assisted other nuclear industry participants in NRC licensing activities, international transfers of nuclear-related information and potential plant acquisitions.


She has a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and a juris doctorate from The University of Alabama School of Law. Ronnlund will report to Steve Kuczynski, and the Compliance and Concerns organization will report to her. She will start in late December.


Jessica Richardson will assume the role of assistant to the CEO.


Richardson joined SNC in 2012 as a senior recruiting consultant at Vogtle 3&4, then transitioned to Vogtle 1&2 as a human resources business consultant in 2014. In 2015, she served as maintenance planning supervisor and most recently as electrical maintenance supervisor. Prior to joining Southern Nuclear, Jessica served in the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer. Following that, she was a military hiring program consultant at a national recruiting firm. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy.


In her new role, Richardson will have a primary focus on key initiatives and processes supporting the Vogtle 3&4 project. She will transition to this role in mid-December.


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