Thomas J. Palmisano

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Vice President, Nuclear Engineering and Chief Nuclear Officer, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
Southern California Edison

Tom Palmisano serves as vice president of nuclear engineering and chief nuclear officer at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). As chief nuclear officer, he will be responsible for overseeing the planned decommissioning of the plant.

Prior to joining SONGS in 2011, Palmisano served as vice president of Nuclear Oversight for Entergy Nuclear located in Mississippi. During his 30-year career in the commercial nuclear industry, he has held leadership roles as site vice president for Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant and Cooper Nuclear Station. His career also includes roles as site vice president, general plant manager, operations manager and systems engineering manager at Palisades Nuclear Plant.

Palmisano began his career serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program. He holds an MBA from Saginaw Valley State University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio Northern University.

Updated January 2014

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