United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

David A. Heacock

David A. Heacock is president and chief nuclear officer-Dominion Nuclear. A native of Northern Virginia, he received a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia in 1979. He is a professional engineer registered in Virginia.  Heacock joined Virginia Power as an assistant engineer at North Anna Power Station. He was promoted to associate engineer in 1980 and to engineer in 1981.

In March 1985, he was promoted to senior engineer, and in August of the same year was named supervisor-Surveillance & Test Engineering. He received his Nuclear Regulatory Commission senior reactor operator license in 1985.

In 1989, he was appointed superintendent-Station Engineering, and in 1990 he became superintendent-Technical Services. In June 1994, Heacock was promoted to assistant station manager-Nuclear Safety & Licensing at North Anna. He assumed the position of manager-Nuclear Safety & Licensing in March 1998.

In June 1998, Heacock became manager-Station Operations & Maintenance. He was named site vice president at North Anna Power Station in May 2000, and vice president-Fossil & Hydro System
Operations in December 2003. He became senior vice president-Fossil & Hydro in April 2005, and was named president-Dominion Virginia Power on Oct. 1, 2007. He assumed his current post June 1, 2009.

Heacock was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Climate Change by Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine in 2007. He also is a member of the board of directors of the Regional YMCA in Richmond.

Heacock and his wife, Lynn, have two sons and live in Richmond.

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