Thomas J. Palmisano

Vice President, External Engagement San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

Tom Palmisano serves as vice president, External Engagement at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). In this leadership role, he is the officer responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with critical stakeholders, such as the Community Engagement Panel, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, local agencies and other stakeholder groups.

Prior to this position, Palmisano prepared SONGS for the actual decommissioning and completion of the independent spent fuel storage installation as vice president of Decommissioning and Chief Nuclear Officer. He has also served at SONGS as site vice president and vice president of Engineering, Projects, and Site Support Services.

During his 30-year career in the commercial nuclear industry, Palmisano has held leadership roles as vice president of Nuclear Oversight for Entergy Nuclear located in Mississippi, 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.