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Naperville Resident Named Chief Operating Officer of Exelon Generation Nuclear Plants

Naperville resident Bryan Hanson has been named chief operating officer and senior vice president of Exelon Generation’s nuclear fleet.


WARRENVILLE, Ill. - Naperville resident Bryan Hanson has been named chief operating officer and senior vice president of Exelon Generation's nuclear fleet. Exelon is the largest operator of nuclear power facilities in the U.S. 

In his new role, Hanson will oversee the daily operation for all 10 of Exelon's nuclear facilities.

"Bryan has demonstrated outstanding leadership of Exelon's Midwest nuclear plants, ensuring all plant personnel maintain a steadfast focus on the safe operation of those facilities," said Exelon Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer Mike Pacilio. "His technical knowledge of our nuclear plants, coupled with his ambition and relentless pursuit of excellence are what will help drive our organization to be the best operator of nuclear plants in the world."

Hanson, who has been with the company his entire career, has held various managerial positions within both Exelon's Midwest and Mid-Atlantic operations, which include Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Prior to his newly named position, Hanson was the senior vice president of operations for Exelon Generation's six Midwest nuclear facilities and 11 reactors: Braidwood Generating Station, Byron Generating Station, Clinton Power Station, Dresden Generating Station, LaSalle Generating Station and Quad Cities Generating Station.

During his tenure with Exelon, Hanson also has served as the site vice president for Exelon's Braidwood Generating Station and the site vice president for Clinton Power Station. In both these roles, he was responsible for all plant operations. He also has been vice president of nuclear oversight, Limerick Generating Station plant manager, and director of operations and work control.

Hanson is on the board of directors for Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region, and he also serves on the University of Wisconsin Engineering Physics Advisory Board.

Hanson earned a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Master of Business Administration from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Hanson is a graduate of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations Senior Nuclear Plant Management Program and the Exelon Leadership Institute at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.