Daniel G. Stoddard
Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Power Generation Group, Dominion Energy
Daniel G. “Dan” Stoddard is senior vice president and chief nuclear officer, Power Generation Group.
He joined Dominion in July 2006 as director-Nuclear Station Safety & Licensing, and was named site vice president North Anna Power Station later that year. He assumed the post of vice president-Nuclear Operations in February 2010, and was promoted to senior vice president-Nuclear Operations in May 2011. He added the title of chief nuclear officer in October 2016.
Prior to joining the company, Stoddard was plant general manager at Progress Energy’s H.B. Robinson nuclear station in Hartsville, S.C. He held several positions at Robinson starting in August 1992.
As a member of the U.S. Navy, Stoddard served as commissioned officer and master instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy from 1989 to 1992 and as a commissioned officer on the USS James K. Polk from 1987 to 1989.
Stoddard is a licensed professional engineer and a member of the American Nuclear Society.
A 1984 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering, Stoddard earned his master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Sama Bilbao y León
Head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics, NEA
Dr Sama Bilbao y León joined the NEA as Head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics in June 2018. She leads the NEA activities in the fields of technology, economics, resources and interactions with civil society.
Dr Bilbao y León has 18 years of experience in the nuclear field, in both academia and the private sector, as well as with international organisations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Prior to her appointment at the NEA, she served as the Director of Nuclear Engineering Programmes and Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where she was part of a pioneering team that started the VCU nuclear engineering programme. Previously she also worked as a nuclear safety analysis engineer at Dominion Energy in the United States.
A dual American and Spanish citizen, Dr Bilbao y León holds PhD and Master’s degrees in nuclear engineering and engineering physics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in energy technologies from the Technical University of Madrid, as well as an MBA from Averett University. During her successive posts in academic institutions in the United States and Spain, her experience included cutting-edge research on nuclear thermal-hydraulics for both light water reactors and sodium-cooled reactors, nuclear reactor design, nuclear safety, energy and environmental policy, and complex decision making.