John Wheeler is the Talent & Performance Management Program Manager for Entergy, an integrated energy provider with 14,000 employees and 30 GWe of generation in nine states. Entergy is also the second largest provider of nuclear generated electricity in the United States.
In this role John is responsible for developing and implementing talent management strategies that align with the company’s goals of safe and reliable generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity to more than 2.7 million customers and the wholesale power market.
John has more than 30 years of experience operating nuclear power plants, managing plant operations, and leading complex company-wide projects and programs. He has held Senior Reactor Operator licenses on two commercial nuclear plants and an equivalent certification on a military prototype reactor. He graduated with honors from the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a Bachelors of Science degree in marine engineering and nuclear engineering.
From 2005 through 2012 John produced "This Week in Nuclear", a podcast and blog about the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. The podcast has listeners in more than 30 countries, and includes topics related to industry news, nuclear energy "myth-busting," and analysis of current events.