Dominion And Exelon Executives Joining TVA’s Nuclear Power Group

Thursday, August 14, 2008

TVA Chief Nuclear Officer Bill Campbell said Donald Jernigan, who has been serving as site vice president of Dominion’s Surry Nuclear Power Station, will join TVA on Sept. 2 as senior vice president of nuclear operations.

Mr. Jernigan will report directly to Mr. Campbell. In his new role, he will provide day-to-day oversight of plant operations.

The position has been vacant since the promotion of Preston Swafford to executive vice president of TVA’s Fossil Power Group last summer.

In addition, Tom Coutu, currently vice president of Exelon’s Midwest Region Operations, will join TVA’s Nuclear Power Group on Sept. 29.

Mr. Coutu will fill the position of vice president of Nuclear Support, which currently oversees emergency services − including emergency preparedness, nuclear security, medical and the fitness for duty program − and nuclear functional area managers for maintenance, operations, radiological protection, chemistry and outage/work management.

The position was previously held by Randy Douet until his departure from TVA earlier this year.

“Filling these Nuclear Operations and Nuclear Support positions is another milestone in moving ahead to develop the nuclear organization that can sustain long-term performance at the top of the industry,” Mr. Campbell said.

“With the addition of Don and Tom, we have finished staffing one of the best all-around leadership teams in the industry. The addition of these two individuals will allow us to align the organization to a structure that will eliminate many of the temporary reporting relationships we have been working with, as well as providing more leadership and focus on day-to-day performance improvement across all of our sites.“

Mr. Jernigan has 25 years in the commercial nuclear-power industry, following his service in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear-power program.
Starting at River Bend in 1983, he helped put the plant into commercial operation.

He then moved to Florida Power & Light, where his assignments included general manager at Turkey Point Nuclear Station and site vice president at St. Lucie Nuclear Station.

In addition to his current role at Surry, he also served as the director of Operations & Maintenance at North Anna Nuclear Power Station. He led Surry to become one of the industry’s top performing sites.

Mr. Jernigan has a bachelor of science degree in physics from Florida State University and was certified as a senior reactor operator.

Mr. Coutu has more that 30 years of nuclear experience, starting at Duke’s Oconee Nuclear Station.

He worked his way through increasing responsibilities in engineering, maintenance and operations while at Oconee.

His next career move took him to the Nuclear Management Company’s Kewaunee Nuclear Power Station, where he quickly progressed to site vice president.

Mr. Coutu joined Exelon in 2005 as vice president of Midwest Operations.

He has a bachelor of science degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a master of business administration degree from Clemson University.


Nearly $2 Million In Stolen Public Money Remains Uncollected

Theft and misuse of public money continue to be a concern as outlined in two reports released today by the Tennessee Comptroller’s office.   The 2014 Report of Cash Shortages updates the status of money stolen and missing from Tennessee’s 95 county governments as of June 30, 2014. The report documents money stolen during the 2014 fiscal year, as well as previous fiscal ... (click for more)

Grand Celebration Marks Completion Of Coolsprings Galleria

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL), on Tuesday announced the opening of the redevelopment at CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville (Franklin), Tn. Designed to significantly enhance the offerings at the shopping center, the redevelopment of the former Sears location included adding a new mall entrance as well as retail space for a mix of fashion stores, and fine dining ... (click for more)

Man Killed By Train At Sale Creek

A man was struck and killed by a train in North Hamilton County on Wednesday evening. The sheriff's office said the incident occurred in Sale Creek.   (click for more)

Tram Up 1st Street That Proved A Dud Also Falters At Auction

Most of the 21st Century Waterfront development was a major success. Except for that non-working tram going up the steep hill at First Street. The city has finally given up on the unusual mode of transit and has placed it up for auction. But there were only four bids submitted and the high was only $92.50. The owners of the firm that built the tram, Outdoor Engineers ... (click for more)

The Truth About The Rising Costs To East Ridge On The Fire Hall Property

Re:East Ridge Has To Pay Unexpected $428,000 On Bass Pro Shop Deal   H ere is the truth about this article.    One section of the article says: " Unknown to anybody on the council today, the agreement limited use of the land to a fire hall."     In a letter dated Dec. 15, 2010, Mayor Lambert asked TDOT officials to ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I Know About Dowries

There is a lawyer in Kenya who wants to meet President Barack Obama very badly. He knows the President will visit Kenya in July and the noble, young lawyer, Felix Kiprono, is very sincere when he says he wants to marry the oldest of the Obama daughters, 16-year-old Malia. He became interested in Malia in 2008 and can proudly say he has dated no other women since then, it has just ... (click for more)