Time flies…

December 23, 2023, 9:43AMNuclear NewsCraig Piercy

Craig Piercy

"Craig, when you are climbing a mountain, make sure you stop once in a while to enjoy the view.”

An old colleague would sometimes say this to me. It’s hard to believe, but last month marked four years as the Executive Director/CEO of the American Nuclear Society.

If you were an ANS member in the fall of 2019, you know the Society was amid a decade-long decline. Membership numbers were falling, the operational deficit was rising, staff morale was poor, and productivity was low. The fear among the elected leadership was that without significant change, ANS could cease to exist in any meaningful or functional way.

I am immensely grateful for the elected leadership of that time—people like ANS past presidents Bob Coward (2017–2018) and Marilyn Kray (2019–2020), who delivered the ANS Change Plan 2020, which provided a road map for modernizing the organizational structure of ANS.

To continue reading, log in or create a free account!

Related Articles

Bringing Part 53 across the finish line

April 4, 2024, 9:26AMNuclear News

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Regulatory Information Conference—“the RIC” as it’s commonly known—is an annual rite of spring for many nuclear energy professionals. Each...

“Buy the best and only cry once”

March 14, 2024, 9:30AMNuclear News

Spoiler alert: America has one more nuclear reactor on line.It’s been a long, hard slog for the Vogtle reactor expansion project, and the news coverage has been tough. I would describe it as...

Reflections from COP28

January 31, 2024, 7:00AMANS News

The American Nuclear Society is hosting "Reflections from COP28," an online panel discussion this Friday, February 2, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. (ET). The talk will look back at the event...

Notes from COP28

January 2, 2024, 9:30AMNuclear News

Dubai, UAE—If you have followed the coverage of the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, commonly known as COP28, you probably have figured out that it’s a bit of...

Letting go

November 22, 2023, 8:09AMNuclear News

Dear Nevada,I hope you are doing well. We haven’t talked in a long time. I know you’ve moved on. But you know it’s been harder for me to do that.Look, I’m sorry. I was forceful at...