The FINANCIAL — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors on June 17 elected John L. Hopkins, president and CEO of NuScale Power LLC, as its vice chairman. Hopkins succeeds Michael Ducker, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, and will serve a one-year term.
“John has done a great job of promoting international trade and helping open up new global markets for companies and investors,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “He has a deep understanding of two of our most pressing issues–energy and infrastructure–and we look forward to his leadership and expertise as we work to spur stronger economic growth and create jobs and opportunities for Americans.”
In 2012, Hopkins was named chief executive officer of NuScale Power, a small modular nuclear reactor development company headquartered in Portland, Ore. In this role Hopkins is responsible for leading NuScale efforts to design, license and bring to market game-changing technology for economic, scaleable carbon-free nuclear technology with unprecedented safety attributes, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to joining NuScale Power, Hopkins held several executive positions in his 24 years of service with Fluor Corporation, a Fortune 500 international engineering and construction company.
While at Fluor, Hopkins served as group president of the company’s Corporate Development and new Ventures Group, led Fluor’s Corporate Sales Board, headed Fluor’s Government Group, served as group president of Fluor Global Services, and led the company’s global Operations and Maintenance business unit. In these various capacities Hopkins was responsible for Fluor’s strategic planning and global sales and marketing, spearheaded account management activities as well as new ventures and emerging markets opportunities, and was engaged in corporate finance, government relations, and corporate affairs.
Before joining Fluor, Hopkins was president and chief executive officer of TradeMC, LLC, where he was responsible for the strategic capital goods sourcing venture jointly owned by Fluor, IMB and the Royal Bank of Canada.
Hopkins’ international experience also includes having served as the senior executive member of both the Fluor Netherlands and the Fluor United Kingdom board of directors, as chairman of the board for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, and as a director of the Business Council for International Understanding.
Hopkins is a member of the executive board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute board of directors, and senior policy adviser of I Squared Capital.
Hopkins graduated with a BBA from the University of Texas, Austin, and has completed several advanced management programs.