Marv Fertel

The 2013 CNTA Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet

CNTA's 22nd Annual Edward Teller Lecture/Banquet was celebrated on October 21 at the University of South Carolina at Aiken's Convocation Center in Aiken SC. The event was surrounded by many other events during National Nuclear Science Week. Please click on the link below for a photo gallery from the event.

      2013 Photo Gallery

Our Guest Speaker this year was Marvin "Marv" Fertel, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). He has 35 years of experience consulting for electric utilities on issues related to designing, siting, licensing, and managing both fossil and nuclear plants.

Marv has worked in executive positions with such organizations as Ebasco, Management Analysis Company, and Tenera. In November 1990, he joined the U.S. Council for Energy Awareness as vice president of Technical Programs. With the formation of NEI in 1994, he became NEI's vice president of Nuclear Economics and Fuel Supply.

Mr. Fertel was named senior vice president and chief nuclear officer in 2003. In that role, he was responsible for leading NEI's programs related to ensuring an effective and safety-focused regulatory process. He directed industrywide efforts to ensure adequate security is provided at nuclear power plants and to address generic technical issues related to commercial nuclear facilities.

He also led NEI's activities related to the long-term management of used nuclear fuel, including achieving success in the U.S. government's program for the storage and ultimate disposal of used nuclear fuel.

NEI's mission is to foster the beneficial uses of nuclear technology before Congress, the White House and executive branch agencies, federal regulators, and state policy forums; proactively communicate accurate and timely information; and provide a unified industry voice on the global importance of nuclear energy and nuclear technology.

NEI's objective is to ensure the formation of policies that promote the beneficial uses of nuclear energy and technologies in the United States and around the world.

Other highlights of the Teller Lecture and Dinner included the presentation of the 2013 Fred C. Davison Distinguished Scientist Award and the 2013 Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our many sponsors, our CNTA membership, and supporters of the 2013 lecture.

EVENT DATE: October 21, 2013

USCA Convocation Center, 375 Robert M. Bell Parkway, Aiken SC

Cash Bar Reception/Private Speaker's Reception - 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Banquet/Lecture - 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $50 per person ($65 if eligible for private speaker's reception).
Deadline for reservations is September 30, 2013.
Tickets must be purchased and paid for in advance.

Call or email your reservations:
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Current Benefactor members of CNTA are entitled to one banquet ticket and one Speaker's Reception ticket. Benefactor members may purchase an additional guest banquet ticket and a Speaker's Reception ticket. All other members and non-members may purchase banquet tickets and take advantage of the cash-bar Open Reception.

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