In a move demonstrating leadership bench strength, Entergy Nuclear CEO John Herron named senior officers to new positions. Initial changes occurred in August with transitions completing by November.
Entergy owns, operates and provides management services for the second largest nuclear fleet in the United States.
Jeff Forbes, formerly senior vice president, chief operating officer for the five utility-owned nuclear energy plants, was named as senior vice president for nuclear operations for the Entergy Nuclear fleet comprised of 12 reactors at 10 sites.
Donna Jacobs, currently senior vice president for planning, development, oversight, has assumed a rotational assignment as site vice president at the Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station in Louisiana.
And named as general manager of plant operations at Waterford 3 is Kimberly Cook.
“The talent of leadership and technical skills shown by these leaders is among the best in our industry,” Herron said. “I feel the best way to enhance growth of senior leadership talent is to rotate responsibilities of our officers providing a fresh perspective. It makes Entergy an even stronger fleet.”
Other key announcements include Tim Mitchell named as senior vice president and chief operating officer for Indian Point Energy Center in New York, Palisades Power Plant in Michigan and Cooper Nuclear Station in Nebraska. Cooper is owned by the Nebraska Public Power District and Entergy Nuclear provides management services to the plant.
Mike Balduzzi was named as the senior vice president, technical services. This role combines operations support, business development and nuclear security with the role’s traditional responsibilities for engineering, project management, MP&C and emergency planning and licensing.
Kevin Bronson has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer for James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in New York, Pilgrim Power Station in Massachusetts and Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station.
Joe Kowalewski was named senior vice president and chief operating officer for the five Entergy rate-regulated plants in the southern U.S. and Steve Bethay was named oversight vice president.
“It is exciting to see how these respected executives are taking on new challenges in these roles,” Herron said.
This is the first reorganization of the senior leadership since Herron was named president, CEO and chief nuclear officer for Entergy Nuclear in November 2009.
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About Entergy Corp.
Entergy Corp. is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with some 30,000 MW of electric generating capacity and delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and more than 15,000 employees.