Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Stephen Tritch, Chairman

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Mr. Tritch previously served as the Chairman of Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC from March 2008 to July 2010. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Westinghouse from July 2002 to June 2008 and served as its President from July 2002 to June 2008. Mr. Tritch’s previous management experience at Westinghouse included serving as Senior Vice President of Nuclear Fuel and Senior Vice President of Nuclear Services. He began his Westinghouse career in 1971 as a Product Engineer in the Power Circuit Break Division. Mr. Tritch has served as a director of PaR Systems, Inc. since November 2010 and has been an Independent Director of Koppers Holdings Inc. since May 2009. He also served as a director of The Shaw Group Inc. from April 2009 to February 2013. Mr. Tritch currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Scott Sewell, Director, President & CEO

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Scott Sewell joined Charah in 2008 as Operations Manager and held the positions of Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President of Operations until 2013 when he was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, Scott was responsible for maintaining oversight of Charah operations, safety management, business development and utility relations. Prior to joining Charah, he worked for Bechtel Corporation from 2002 until 2007. Scott graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international business from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He is a Six Sigma Yellow Belt and holds professional affiliations as a member of the Project Management Institute, the Association of Equipment Management Professionals and the International Erosion Control Association.

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot , Director

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Ms. Babineaux-Fontenot is the Founder of CBF Consulting Group, LLC. Prior to founding CBF Consulting Group, Ms. Babineaux-Fontenot served as Executive Vice President and Treasurer at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. from February 2014 to April 2017. She joined Wal-Mart Stores in August 2004 as Vice President of Audits and Tax Policy before being promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Tax Officer in 2007. From 2001 to 2004, Ms. Babineaux-Fontenot was a Partner at Adams and Reese LLP, where she served as the Tax Practice Leader and Partner-in-Charge of the Baton Rouge Office. Ms. Babineaux-Fontenot began her career as a tax attorney for the Louisiana Department of Revenue, where she went on to serve as Assistant Secretary of the Office of Legal Affairs. She currently serves on the Global Board of Directors and Audit Committee for Walmart Chile S.A. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana Lafayette, a J.D. from Southern University Law Center, an L.L.M. in Taxation from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and has participated in executive development programs at Harvard Business School and the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

Dorsey “Ron” McCall, Director

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Ron McCall is a 48-year veteran of the industrial construction and maintenance services industry and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Charah Solutions and Chief Executive Officer of Allied Power Management, LLC, a Charah Solution, a role he has held since he joined the company in 2017. Most recently, Mr. McCall worked as an independent consultant after a 15-year stint as President of the Plant Services Division at Chicago Bridge & Iron (formerly the Shaw Group) from 2002 until 2016. Prior to that, he held the role of Senior Vice President for Turner Industries’ Western Division for nearly 25 years. Mr. McCall has extensive knowledge in all aspects of project management including nuclear outages, refinery turnarounds, as well as major construction and maintenance projects, both domestic and international. Mr. McCall received his bachelor’s degree in education from McNeese State University.

Robert Flexon, Director

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Mr. Flexon most recently retired from his role as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dynegy Inc., a position he held since 2011. Prior to joining Dynegy, Mr. Flexon served in a number of executive leadership roles, including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Foster Wheeler USA Corporation and separate stints as NRG Energy Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He began his career with the former Coopers & Lybrand public accounting firm in 1980. Mr. Flexon also has deep boardroom experience, and has been an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee for Westmoreland Coal Company since May 2016, a Director of Dynegy Inc. since June 2011, and a Director of Capstone Turbine Corporation since April 2018. Mr. Flexon also previously served as a Director at Foster Wheeler AG from May 2006 to November 2009. Mr. Flexon is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University.

Brian Ferraioli, Director

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Mr. Ferraioli served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of KBR, Inc. from October 2013 to February 2017. Prior to joining KBR, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Shaw Group Inc. from July 2007 to February 2013, when the company was acquired by Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, N.V. Prior to joining The Shaw Group, Mr. Ferraioli served as Vice President and Controller of Foster Wheeler, AG. Mr. Ferraioli is a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Vistra Energy Corp and Team, Inc. Mr. Ferraioli has approximately 40 years of experience in senior finance and accounting roles in the engineering and construction industries and is also a National Association of Corporate Directors Governance Fellow. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Seton Hall University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Mark Spender, Director

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Mr. Spender is a Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at Bernhard Capital Partners (BCP). Since joining BCP in October 2015, Mr. Spender has led the firm’s investments in the environmental and utility services industries. Prior to his roles at BCP, Mr. Spender was a Managing Director in the Global Industrials Group in the Investment Banking Department at Credit Suisse, where he began his career in 2000. Mr. Spender held numerous roles in the Investment Banking Department at UBS from 2004 to 2011. During his more than 15 years in investment banking, Mr. Spender focused on a variety of industrial subsectors, including engineering and construction, building products and construction materials, and industrial distribution. Mr. Spender holds a B.B.A. in finance with highest distinction from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Jack A. Blossman, Jr., Director

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Mr. Blossman has been a practicing attorney for 25 years, primarily focusing his practice on the utility regulatory field. He is Of Counsel at the New Orleans law firm of Milling Benson Woodward LLP, which he joined in 2017. Prior to his current role, Mr. Blossman worked as a solo practitioner and general consultant. He was a member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission from 1996 to 2008, and served two terms as its Chairman from 2002-2003 and 2007-2008. Mr. Blossman has extensive previous board experience, having been served on the Board of Directors for Parish National Bank before it was acquired by Whitney Holding Corp. from 1993 until 2008. Mr. Blossman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Louisiana State University in 1987 and a J.D. from Southern University School of Law in 1991.

Mignon Clyburn, Director

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Ms. Clyburn served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2009 to 2018, including as acting chair during the last five years of her tenure. While at the FCC, she was committed to closing the digital divide and championed the modernization of the agency’s Lifeline Program, which assists low-income consumers with voice and broadband service. In addition, Mignon promoted diversity in media ownership, initiated Inmate Calling Services reforms, supported inclusion in STEM opportunities, and fought for an open internet. Previously, she served 11 years on the Public Service Commission of South Carolina and worked for nearly 15 years as publisher of the Coastal Times, a Charleston weekly newspaper focused on the African American community. Mignon holds a bachelor of science degree in banking, finance and economics from the University of South Carolina.