Todd Horton

Todd Horton is vice president of site operations at Palo Verde Generating Station for Arizona Public Service Company (APS). Based in Phoenix, APS is Arizona’s largest electric company, serving more than 1.2 million customers across the state.

Horton is responsible for the operation of the three units at Palo Verde – the nation’s largest power producer. He oversees operations, maintenance and maintenance projects, work management, chemistry, radiation protection and executive projects. At Palo Verde, he previously held positions including work management director and operations director.

Prior to joining APS, Horton held positions as on-line work control manager, operations manager and operations shift manager at St. Lucie Nuclear Plant in Florida. He also worked as a control room supervisor and senior reactor operator (SRO) at Fermi Nuclear Generating Station in Michigan. He obtained SRO licenses from both St. Lucie and Fermi. He started his nuclear energy career serving in the U.S. Navy for eight years.

Horton participated in the INPO nuclear industry executive working group to identify key attributes of maintaining excellence in nuclear plant operation. The resulting document, “Staying on Top,” was published by INPO in 2019.

Horton is enrolled in the Executive MBA program at Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, graduating May 2020.

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