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Edward Halpin

Edward D. Halpin is President and Chief Executive Officer for the South Texas Project (STP) Nuclear Operating Company. In this role, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company. Halpin also serves as the company’s Chief Nuclear Officer, responsible for the safe and reliable operation of Units 1 & 2 as well as the oversight of licensing and construction for Units 3 & 4. Upon completion of new construction, he will be responsible for the overall operation of one of the nation’s largest commercial nuclear facilities – STP Units 1-4. In his 22 years with the company, Halpin has advanced through positions of increasing responsibility and leadership, including site vice president, vice president of oversight, vice president and assistant to the CEO, plant general manager, operations manager, maintenance manager, systems engineering manager and design manager. He joined STP in 1988 as a start up engineer in the initial commercial operations of Unit 1 and the completion of Unit 2. His role as system certification recovery manager in the 1993 NRC diagnostic evaluation was instrumental in moving STP in the direction of operational excellence. He also played a key role in developing and sustaining the company’s strong collaborative culture, which has been critical to STP’s transition to excellence. Halpin served as an officer in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power Submarine Service. In 1983, Halpin graduated with honors from the U.S. Naval Academy earning a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. In 2002, he graduated as valedictorian with a master’s degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University. He also recently earned a master’s degree in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University (2010). Additionally, Halpin has a Senior Reactor Operator Certification and is a graduate of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations’ Senior Nuclear Plant Management course, and the Senior Nuclear Executives Seminar. Current & Past Memberships:

  • NEI Board of Directors
  • Executive Advisory Group Institute of Nuclear Power Operations
  • Community Incident Response Executive Advisory Committee (Nuclear Energy Institute)
  • Communications Advisory Committee (Institute of Nuclear Power Operations)
  • Nuclear Safety Review board for Callaway
  • Council of the National Academy for Nuclear Training
  • Westinghouse Customer First Advisory Board
  • Brazosport Community College Foundation Board Honors & Awards
  • Valedictorian, Seton Hall University
  • Engineering Honor Society United States Naval Academy (USNA)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (USNA)
  • National Collegiate Boxing Association All-American (1983)
  • Numerous awards and recognition as a submarine officer Certifications
  • Certified and active instructor for Crucial Conversations & Facilitative Leadership
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