Don Vinci was named senior vice president, human resources effective Sept. 1, 2013. In this role, Vinci serves as a member of The Office of the Chief Executive and leads the company’s strategic human resources functions, including human resources business partners, labor relations, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion, and talent management.
Vinci formerly held the position of vice president, human capital management, serving as the project leader to reorganize the company in order to create sustainable value for Entergy’s four key stakeholders – owners, customers, employees and the communities served.
Prior to his role leading the reorganization effort, Vinci served as vice president of the gas distribution business since 2010. There, he ensured safe and reliable gas service to more than 190,000 customers in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Prior to that, Vinci served as vice president, business development, responsible for business and growth strategies for Entergy Nuclear, and led the effort to establish human resources, IT, communications, and other administrative functions for an independent nuclear company then planned as a spin-off from Entergy. He also served as general manager, fleet operations and support, where he led governance, oversight and support functions for Entergy’s nuclear fleet, and spent two years as general manager, plant operations for Entergy’s River Bend nuclear power station.
Vinci served three years as Entergy’s vice president of risk management services and general auditor. In that role he was responsible for the internal audit and property and casualty risk management functions between 2002 and 2005.
Vinci has held numerous other leadership positions during his career at Entergy including director, training and development for the nuclear fleet; nuclear project manager for Entergy’s “Renewal” initiative during the early 2000s; and operations manager, maintenance manager, licensing manager and plant engineering manager, all at the company’s Waterford 3 nuclear station. He served on active duty for more than six years as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Navy Reserves for 17 years, including a tour as Commanding Officer for the Naval Air Station Pensacola Reserve Unit. He retired as a captain from the Naval Reserves in 2003.
Vinci is a New Orleans native and received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration, both from Tulane University. He was a licensed professional engineer and was a licensed senior reactor operator at the Waterford 3 nuclear station.
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