Communications and Outreach

Holtec International recognizes the importance of building and maintaining relationships with its key external stakeholders. This is accomplished through frequent and timely communications built upon trust and transparency.

Holtec’s communications and outreach efforts are designed to maintain an open line of communication with its stakeholders. This includes interaction with federal government entities like the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as well as numerous energy and environmental regulatory agencies at the state level. This outreach also extends around the world where Holtec works closely with host governments in the many countries where we have ongoing projects.

Most importantly, we take great pride in our strong relationships with the communities where we operate. Ongoing communications with local municipal governments and civic groups are vital to being a good neighbor. To Holtec, it’s not just where we do business but also our home too. In addition, Holtec welcomes ongoing, constructive dialogue with groups who share its commitment to protecting public health and safety and the environment.

Information Outreach

Holtec uses the publication Holtec Highlights to report major events to our stakeholders. In addition, time-sensitive and newsworthy events of public/media interest are shared as news releases or via Holtec’s social media channels. This website contains all recent Holtec Highlights as well as news releases from Holtec and others relevant to Holtec’s operations.

Holtec’s Code of Professional Responsibility in Communications

Every member of Holtec’s communications and outreach team is personally committed to engaging with our stakeholders and listening to their concerns.  At all times, they are expected and required to maintain a professional code of conduct built upon honesty and providing truthful and accurate information in a timely manner.

Every member of Holtec’s communications and outreach team makes the following pledge:

  • I am loyal to my company, but I am even more loyal to the truth. 
  • I will always be unfailingly respectful to those I communicate with.
  • I will ensure that all publications from my organization are candid and factually accurate.
  • I will always check my facts before presenting them to others and take full responsibility for their accuracy.

Leadership

Holtec’s communications and outreach program is led by Joe Delmar, Senior Director, Government Affairs and Communications.  He leads all external engagement with elected officials, media and the public representing Holtec as the key stakeholder contact and company spokesperson. Mr. Delmar is also responsible for developing and executing Holtec’s communications including key messaging on major projects and regulatory initiatives. Mr. Delmar’s professional profile is presented on this page along with other members of Holtec’s communications and outreach team. 

Communications Advisory Committee

A six-member Communications Advisory Committee (CAC) provides executive leadership support that ensures Holtec’s communications and outreach with its key stakeholders is successful. CAC members include: 

  • Chief Nuclear Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer of Holtec Decommissioning International
  • General Counsel
  • President of Comprehensive Decommissioning International 
  • Senior VP of Operations
  • Senior VP and Chief Strategy Officer (Chair)

Communications and Outreach Team Members

Joe Delmar

Senior Director, Government Affairs and Communications

For almost 30 years, Joe has built a reputation for his proactive communications strategies and ability to respond in crisis situations. Joe previously served as the Director of Nuclear Communications for PSEG Nuclear for the past 11 years. In this role, he served as the company spokesperson with the media and managed day-to-day communications with employees. More importantly, Joe led the company’s public outreach program where he built relationships with elected officials and key community stakeholders. It was through his efforts that PSEG was successful with state and federal regulatory filings due to strong public support.

Prior to joining PSEG, he spent several years working in government. This included a high-profile position as the chief spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Human Services and additional experience working directly for key legislative leaders. 

Joe is based in our corporate offices in Camden, NJ. He can be reached on 856-797-0900, x3802 by cell on 856-562-5596 or by e-mail to j.delmar@holtec.com

Sue D'Ambrosio

Suzanne D’Ambrosio

Communications Manager, Oyster Creek Generating Station

Suzanne D’Ambrosio is the Communications Manager at the Oyster Creek Generating Station. In her role, Sue is responsible for building and maintaining honest and transparent relationships with political, community and civic leaders, as well as the general public. Her responsibilities also include employee relations, community outreach and media interaction.

Sue has currently held her position since 2011, and previously worked as Oyster Creek’s communications manager from 1991 to 2000. She owned and operated a small public relations firm and was a reporter for a New Jersey daily newspaper. She has also served as an adjunct college instructor of public relations.

She is a member of the Eagleswood Township Board of Education. She and her dog, Boo, are a certified team with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, and volunteer time at nursing homes, schools and hospices.

Sue can be reached on 609-971-2185 or by cell on 609-290-3650 or by e-mail to s.dambrosio@cdi-decom.com.

Pat O’Brien

Manager, Government Affairs and Communications for CDI

For over 15 years, Pat has built a reputation for his proactive communications strategies, government and community relations, and media management in high visibility situations. Prior to joining CDI, Pat previously served 4 years as the Company Spokesman and Sr. Communications Specialist for Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. In this role, he served as the company’s direct media contact, managed day-to-day communications with employees, and ran the company’s charitable contributions for Massachusetts.  

More importantly, Pat has been a key conduit to the local community.   Throughout his career he built relationships with elected officials and key community stakeholders. He has served on various non-profit boards including the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, South Shore Community Action Council, and the Greater Attleboro-Taunton Regional Transit Authority.  He served three years on the Town of Plymouth Advisory and Finance Committee, the last year as Vice-Chair. 

Prior to joining Pilgrim station with Entergy, he spent thirteen years working in state and local government in Massachusetts. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master’s degree from Norwich University. 

Pat is based at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA. He can be reached on 508-830-8280 or by cell on 508-494-4254 or by e-mail to p.obrien@cdi-decom.com.

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