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


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.

Theodore Dalheim, Jr.


Theodore Dalheim, Jr. is vice president of finance and group controller for BWX Technologies, Inc. Mr. Dalheim previously held positions with The Babcock and Wilcox Company and its affiliate companies as vice president, finance for B&W Nuclear Operations Group, Inc., B&W Nuclear Energy, Inc., B&W mPower, Inc. and Generation mPower LLC and group controller for B&W Power Generation Group, Inc. Prior to joining B&W in 2007, Mr. Dalheim served as vice president, chief financial officer and corporate secretary of Marine Mechanical Corporation, now B&W NOG-Euclid.

Michael Diament


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.

Osbert Hood


Mr. Hood served as chief operating officer of Advent Capital Management, LLC from 2012 to 2014.  At Advent, Mr. Hood oversaw all non-investment functions including business development, product development, investor relations, operations and technology. Prior to joining Advent, Mr. Hood served as a consultant and business adviser from 2010 to 2012 and was chairman and chief executive officer of MacKay Shields, LLC from 2007 to 2010. Prior to MacKay Shields, LLC, he served as Pioneer Investments USA’s chief executive officer and president from 2003 to 2006 and chief operating officer from 2000 to 2003.

W. Thomas Jagodinski


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


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.

Suleman Lunat


Suleman Lunat is a Partner of M-III Partners, LLC, an investment firm.  Mr. Lunat was most recently a senior principal and portfolio manager in the Capital Markets division of Apollo Global Management, where he was employed from 2007 to 2013, focused on managing a portfolio of special situation credit and equity investments in both the public and private markets. Prior to joining Apollo in 2007, he was a senior investment analyst at both Longacre Fund Management from 2005 to 2007 and Sandell Asset Management from 2004 to 2005.  Prior to joining Sandell, he was a vice president at Greenhill & Co., where he was employed from 1997 to 2003, focused on bankruptcy restructuring, M&A and principal investing.

William J. Madia


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.

Michael P. Morrell


Michael P. Morrell retired in 2003 as president of Allegheny Energy Supply Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Allegheny Energy, Inc., an electric utility holding company. He joined Allegheny in 1996 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to that, he worked for 19 years at General Public Utilities Corporation, an electric utility holding company, as vice president and treasurer, vice president of a General Public Utilities Corporation subsidiary and as a nuclear engineer. Mr. Morrell began his career as a nuclear submarine officer in the U. S. Navy, and worked as a nuclear engineer at Burns & Roe, Inc. for one year.  He previously served on the boards of directors of all Allegheny subsidiaries, all General Public Utilities Corporation subsidiaries and the Utilities Mutual Insurance Company.  Most recently, Mr. Morrell has served as business manager for a non-profit and was an adjunct professor of mathematics at Shepherd University.

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 US 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.

Hiroshi Sakamoto


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.