John Herron, President, CEO & Chief Nuclear Officer of Entergy Nuclear
John Herron is the president, CEO and chief nuclear officer of Entergy
Nuclear, responsible for Entergy’s nuclear plants located in New York,
Massachusetts, Vermont, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas, as well
as the company’s management services to the Cooper Nuclear Station for the
State of Nebraska.
He previously served as Entergy’s senior vice president for nuclear operations
handling the operational side of fleet management. Herron joined Entergy in
February 2001 as vice president, operations at Waterford 3 Nuclear Station in
Killona, Louisiana. He then moved to New York as the senior vice president of
Indian Point Energy Center in February 2002.
Herron began his career in nuclear operations in 1979 at Vermont Yankee
Nuclear Power Corporation. Positions there included technical services
superintendent, operations manager, technical program manager, shift
supervisor, and supervisory control room operator. In 1994, he moved to
Brownville, Nebraska to become plant manager at Nebraska Public Power
District’s Cooper Nuclear Station.
Herron then joined Tennessee Valley Authority as plant manager at Sequoyah
Nuclear Plant in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., from October 1996 through July 1999.
From July 1999 to February 2001, Herron served as site vice president at TVA’s
Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Decatur, Alabama.
Prior to his career in utilities, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to
1978. He was attached to the USS Tullibee and the SIC NPTU Windsor, where he
was an instructor at the Nuclear Submarine Prototype School.
Herron holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Franklin Pierce
College in Rindge, New Hampshire.