Nuclear alumna Suzanne Keenan elected to NERC Board of Trustees

March 23, 2018

Originally published by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.

Suzanne Keenan, daughter of Dr. Samuel and Trudy Levine of State College, was elected to the Board of Trustees of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation in February 2018. Ms. Keenan, State College High class of 1982,is married to Jeffrie Keenan, son of Joye and Bill Keenan of Boalsburg. Ms. Keenan serves on the Finance and Audit, Nominating, and Technology and Security Committees.

Ms. Keenan served as the chief information officer and senior vice president for Wawa Inc., a leading East Coast retail chain with more than 750 stores and one of the largest privately held companies in the United States, from 2008 to 2017. In her role, she led the development and implementation of technology, process, and support strategies, as well as the creation and evolution of the company’s cyber security program.

Prior to joining Wawa, Ms. Keenan served in executive positions with Comcast Cable Communications, where she was responsible for Cable Human Resources and Customer Operations. Previously, she served in a series of positions with PECO Energy, including vice president of Customer and Marketing Services and roles focused on field services, reengineering and performance, regulatory performance, and emergency preparedness. Ms. Keenan’s community board roles have included board positions with the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, Greater Philadelphia’s Big Brother Big Sister organization, and Delaware Community College. She is also a member of SAPs Independent Executive Advisory Council.

Ms. Keenan received a bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and master's degree in Health Physics from the University of Pittsburgh. Her honors include being named Penn State’s Nuclear Engineering Outstanding Alumni Lecturer for 1999 and Penn State’s Outstanding Engineering Alumna in 2000.


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