By Phoenix Business Journal

Don Brandt, chairman, president and CEO of Pinnacle West Capital Corp., has been elected to the Nuclear Energy Instituteâ¿¿s executive committee.

Brandt has been with Phoenix-based Pinnacle West (NYSE:PNW) since 2002 and is CEO of its utility subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Co.

He already was a member of the NEIâ¿¿s board of directors. He now is part of the group that sets policy for the nuclear energy industry, and will serve on the groupâ¿¿s nominating committee.

APS operates the nationâ¿¿s largest nuclear power plant: the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, west of Phoenix.

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