Many of us look forward to Labor Day, whether to relax at the lake with friends and family, find great deals, or catch up on home improvement projects. But, how many of us take a moment to reflect on what the day really represents?
Over the last several weeks, my family “made” me binge watch the popular Netflix series, Stranger Things – a horror/drama show set in small-town America in the early 1980s. Talk about nostalgia. It brought me back to my ‘70s and ‘80s upbringing, resurrecting unsettling thoughts of leisure suits, shaggy hair and bell bottoms.
Thomas J. Kent graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985 and a master’s degree in Business Administration in 2005. He completed the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) reactor technology course for utility executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kent is a veteran of the United States Navy. He joined the District in May 1990 as an engineer at Cooper Nuclear Station, and he has served in many positions during his career. Kent serves on the Midwest Reliability Organization Board of Directors, where he is currently board chair, the Southwest Power Pool Members’ Committee, the RMEL Board of Directors, and the Mid-America Council Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors. He was appointed NPPD president and chief executive officer May 1, 2020.