Ferneau named first female manager of Indiana’s Cook Nuclear Plant

Published on January 23, 2018 by Chris Galford

Kelly Ferneau

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) recently announced the appointment of Kelly Ferneau as Cook Nuclear Plant’s first female plant manager.

Ferneau has been a part of I&M since 2013 when she first joined as an operations manager. Before that, she worked for Entergy at Palisades Nuclear Plant and got as high as a senior reactor operator’s license as a shift manager for Byron Nuclear Station during the time under Exelon. She has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Trine University.

“Running a nuclear power plant is an awesome responsibility, and I want the community and employees to know that I will always put their health and safety above all else,” Ferneau said. “I didn’t think much about being the first female plant manager until I started hearing from friends, particularly women, in the organization…I am proud and honored to help pave the way for other women, and will do my best to be a good role model and mentor for both women and men.”

Ferneau will be the 16th plant manager of Cook Nuclear Plant since it began construction in 1969.