Entergy Appoints Jeff Forbes as Chief Nuclear Officer
John Herron, President, CEO and Chief Nuclear Officer to retire March 31
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 11, 2012
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR)
today announced the appointment of Jeff S. Forbes, 56, as executive vice
president, nuclear operations and chief nuclear officer at Entergy Nuclear
effective Jan 2.
Forbes, currently senior vice president of nuclear operations for Entergy
Nuclear, will replace John Herron, who announced his retirement from the
company effective March 31. Forbes will report to Mark Savoff, executive vice
president and chief operating officer, Entergy Corporation. Forbes and Herron
will work closely together until Herron's retirement date to ensure a smooth
transition for the Entergy Nuclear organization.
"Jeff is an excellent addition to our senior leadership team and the right
person to lead our nuclear organization," said Savoff. "His knowledge of and
experience in the nuclear organization, along with his strong leadership
skills make him ideally suited to help the company build on its record of
Herron has spent 33 years in the nuclear industry, 12 of those at Entergy. He
became president, CEO and chief nuclear officer at Entergy Nuclear in 2009.
"We wish John the very best in the next chapter of his life," said Savoff. "He
has made tremendous contributions to our success during his 12 years at
Entergy and has compiled an exemplary 33-year track record of safe and
successful operations in the nuclear industry."
Forbes has served as senior vice president of nuclear operations at Entergy
Nuclear since August 2011, overseeing the daily operations of Entergy's 11
nuclear units. He previously directed regional operations for Entergy's
nuclear plants in the South and served as vice president of operations at
Arkansas Nuclear One and Grand Gulf Nuclear Station. Prior to joining Entergy
in 2003, Forbes was a senior vice president with the Nuclear Management
Company, overseeing operations at Duane Arnold Energy Center and Monticello
Nuclear Generating Plant. He began his nuclear career as an operations
engineer at Oconee Nuclear Station in 1978.
Forbes holds a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from Pennsylvania
State University. He also completed Harvard University's Advanced Management
Program in October 2007. He held a Reactor Operator license and a Senior
Reactor Operator license at Oconee Nuclear Station.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in
electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and
operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric
generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power,
making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers
electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana,
Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion
and approximately 15,000 employees.
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