Board of Directors

As a publicly traded company, Centrus is governed by a Board of Directors who are accountable to our shareholders. Our Board Members have extensive and diverse experience across a range of industries, and bring valuable business, financial and technical expertise to their role.

Mikel H. Williams

Chairman

Mikel H. Williams has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Targus Cayman Holdco Limited, a leading global supplier that designs, develops and sells products for the mobile worker, including laptop cases, docking stations and accessories for mobile electronic devices since February 2016.  Prior to that, Mr. Williams served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of JPS Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of sheet and mechanically formed glass and aramid substrate materials for the electronics, aerospace, ballistics and general industrial applications, from May 2013 until its sale in July 2015.  Mr. Williams was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of DDi Corp., a leading provider of time-critical, technologically advanced electronics manufacturing services, from November 2005 to until it was sold in May of 2012.  He has also served in various management positions with several companies in the technology and professional services related industries. Mr. Williams also serves on the board of directors of Iteris, Inc. and B. Riley Financial, Inc.  He previously served on the boards of Lightbridge Communications Corporation until it was sold in January 2015, and Tellabs, Inc. until it was sold in December 2013.  Mr. Williams received his B.S. degree from the University of Maryland in accounting and an M.B.A. from the University of Georgetown.  Mr. Williams began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a certified public accountant in the State of Maryland.

Michael Diament

Director

Michael Diament has served as a director of Magellan Health, Inc., a publicly traded diversified specialty health care company, since 2004.  He also has served on the board of managers of Dayco, LLC (formerly Mark IV Industries, Inc.), a privately held manufacturer of engine technology solutions, since 2009 and currently serves as chairman. He formerly served on the board of directors of Journal Register Company, a privately held national media company, from 2009 until 2011, and JL French Automotive Castings, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of aluminum die cast components for the global automotive industry, from 2006 until 2009. He also formerly served as the director of bankruptcies and restructurings and a portfolio manager at Q Investments, an investment management firm, from 2001 until 2006. Prior to that, Diament was a senior analyst for Sandell Asset Management and served as vice president of Havens Advisors, both investment management firms.

W. Thomas Jagodinski

Director

W. Thomas Jagodinski has served on the Board of Directors of Lindsay Corp (LNN) as its Audit Committee Chairman since 2008.  Mr. Jagodinski served on the Board of Directors and as Audit Committee Chairman of Quinpario Acquisition Corp. (f/n/a QPAC), a special purpose acquisition corporation.  Effective upon the consummation of a merger in 2014, QPAC changed its name to Jason Industries (NASDAQ: JASN) and Mr. Jagodinski resigned from the Board.  Mr. Jagodinski joined the board of Quinpario Aquisition Corp 2, (NASDAQ: QPAC) a blank check company formed in 2014 for the purpose of effecting a business combination, where he is the Audit Committee Chair. Mr. Jagodinski served on the Board of Directors of Phosphate Holdings, Inc. and its Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees from 2009-2014.  He served as the Board Chairman from 2011-2014. Mr. Jagodinski also served on the Board of Directors and as Audit Committee Chairman of Solutia Inc. from 2008 to 2012 when the company was acquired by another company. Mr. Jagodinski, a private investor, was President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Delta and Pine Land Company from 2002 until June 2007 when the company was acquired.

Patricia J. Jamieson

Director

Patricia J. Jamieson retired from Keycorp in March 2013, where she held various executive director positions, reporting directly to the chief financial officer since 1998. From 2009 to March 2013, Ms. Jamieson served as the executive director – planning & performance management for Keycorp. From 1998 to 2009, she was the chief financial officer for Key Corporate Bank, one of the two main divisions of Keycorp. From 1996 to October 1998, she was the chief financial officer of McDonald & Company Investments Inc., a publicly traded brokerage, asset management and investment banking company, which was purchased by Keycorp in October 1998.

William J. Madia

Director

William J. Madia is a vice president at Stanford University responsible for oversight of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy national science lab. Dr. Madia retired in 2007 as executive vice president of laboratory operations of the Battelle Memorial Institute, a non-profit independent research and development organization, where he oversaw the management or co-management of six U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories. Dr. Madia served in that position since 1999. In addition, he was president and CEO of UT-Battelle, LLC, he managed Battelle’s global environment business, served as president of Battelle Technology International, president and director of Battelle’s Columbus Laboratories and corporate vice president and general manager of Battelle’s Project Management Division.

Daniel B. Poneman

President and Chief Executive Officer

Daniel B. Poneman is president and chief executive officer of Centrus Energy Corp.  He also serves on the company’s board of directors.

From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Poneman was the Deputy Secretary of Energy, also serving as the chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of Energy. His responsibilities spanned the range of U.S. energy policies and programs – hydrocarbons, renewables, nuclear, and efficiency – including cybersecurity, project management, national security, and international cooperation.  He was also responsible for the Department’s efforts on resilience and emergency response, in cases ranging from Fukushima to Hurricane Sandy. Between April 23, 2013, and May 21, 2013, Mr. Poneman served as Acting Secretary of Energy.

Prior to assuming his responsibilities as Deputy Secretary, Mr. Poneman served as a principal of the Scowcroft Group for eight years, providing strategic advice to corporations in a variety of strategic industries. In addition, for eight years he practiced law as a partner at Hogan & Hartson and an associate at Covington & Burling, advising clients on regulatory and policy matters.

In prior tours in government, Mr. Poneman served as a White House Fellow and as Director of Defense Policy and Arms Control for the National Security Council. From 1993 through 1996 he was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Nonproliferation and Export Controls at the National Security Council. His responsibilities included the development and implementation of U.S. policy in such areas as peaceful nuclear cooperation, missile technology, space-launch activities, sanctions determinations, chemical and biological arms control efforts, and conventional arms transfer policy.

Mr. Poneman has published widely on national security issues and is the author of Nuclear Power in the Developing World and Argentina: Democracy on Trial. His third book, Going Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis (coauthored with Joel Wit and Robert Gallucci), received the 2005 Douglas Dillon Award for Distinguished Writing on American Diplomacy. Mr. Poneman is a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, a Distinguished Fellow at the Paulson Institute, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Poneman received A.B. and J.D. degrees with honors from Harvard University and an M.Litt. in Politics from Oxford University.


Speaking with President Obama, 2013

Meeting with Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, 2016

Meeting with General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, 2012

Meeting with Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan

Attending the World of Nuclear Energy, Astana, Kazakhstan, 2017

Meeting with U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, 2017

Meeting with Wang Binhua, Chairman, State Power Investment Corp.

Heading U.S. delegation for U.S.-Russian Nuclear Working Group with Sergei Kiriyenko, former Director General of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”, 2009

Meeting with Yukiya Amano, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency, 2013

Hiroshi Sakamoto

Director

Hiroshi Sakamoto has served as senior vice president and general manager, Toshiba Nuclear Energy Holdings (US) Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, since April 2007. Since April 2008, Mr. Sakamoto has also served as senior vice president and board director, Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corporation, also a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Mr. Sakamoto joined Toshiba Corporation in April 1981 and has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility over his career, including vice president for Nuclear Business Development from April 2003 to September 2009 and senior manager for Nuclear Energy Engineering from October 2001 to March 2003 at Toshiba International Corporation, a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation focusing on the energy business. Mr. Sakamoto has a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Kyoto University.