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Thomas R. Kuhn

Thomas R. Kuhn

Advisor to the Board

Mr. Kuhn became an Advisor to TerraPower’s Board in January 2024 after more than thirty years as President and CEO of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the trade association representing U.S. investor-owned electric utilities. Prior to his role as President & CEO, Mr. Kuhn served as Chief Operating Officer of EEI from 1988 to 1990 and executive vice president from 1985-1988.

Before joining EEI, Mr. Kuhn was president of the American Nuclear Energy Council, which represented virtually all of the companies in the commercial nuclear power industry. He joined the Council in 1975 as vice president, government affairs, and became president in 1983. From 1972 to 1975, Mr. Kuhn headed the energy section of the investment banking firm Alex Brown and Sons. Prior to that, from 1970 to 1972, he was White House Liaison Officer to the Secretary of the Navy.

Mr. Kuhn previously served on the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board and the Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He also has served on the boards of the Alliance to Save Energy, the United States Energy Association, and the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Committee of 100 of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Among his honors, Mr. Kuhn was awarded the Bess Goodman Humanitarian Award in 2000. He was chosen as Association Executive of the Year 2000 by Association TRENDS magazine and the Trade Association CEO of the Year in 2015 by CEO Update. In 2017, Mr. Kuhn received the Energy Good Scout Award from the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He received the 2018 United States Energy Award for “unparalleled contribution and leadership in the energy sector” and the Keystone Policy Center 2019 Leadership Award.

Mr. Kuhn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Yale University and served as a Naval Officer following his graduation. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration from George Washington University.

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