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City Club of Cleveland - Nuclear Energy
The Energy Information Administration predicts that demand for electricity, an essential driver for modern economic growth, will increase by 25% between today and 2030. Adm. Frank "Skip" Bowman will tell us why nuclear power is an indispensable, environmentally responsible, part of the future energy portfolio of the U.S. and the world.

Prior to joining NEI in 2005, Adm. Bowman served for more than 38 years in the U.S. Navy, where he was director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and concurrently deputy administrator-Naval Reactors in the National Nuclear Security Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy, and responsible for the operations of 103 reactors aboard the U.S. Navy's aircraft carriers and submarines, four training sites, and two DOE laboratories. Adm. Bowman also served as the Chief of Naval Personnel.

Adm. Bowman served on the BP Independent Safety Review Board for BP refineries. He serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 and the boards of the National Energy Foundation, U.S. Energy Association, American Council for Capital Formation, and Armed Services YMCA of the United States of America. He also is a member of the Morgan Stanley Mutual Funds Board and the BP America Board of Advisers.

Adm. Bowman is an ex officio director of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, Electric Power Research Institute, and Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, and is a member of the American Nuclear Society, Council on Foreign Relations, Management Committee of the Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth, Women in Nuclear, and World Nuclear Association's Council of Advisors. In 2006, he was made a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

A graduate of Duke University, Adm. Bowman completed a dual master's program in nuclear engineering and ocean engineering at MIT and was elected to the Society of Sigma Xi. He serves on the MIT Nuclear Engineering Visiting Committee.
August 8, 2008