United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Thomas J. Palmisano

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

Prior to assuming the role of vice president and chief nuclear officer, Tom served as vice president of Engineering, Projects, and Site Support Services. During his 30-year career in the commercial nuclear industry, he 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.

Tom 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.

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