Van Huggins was appointed to the Acting Chief Operations Officer (COO) position on May 21, 2018. As COO, Van is responsible for leading OIT Operations, which includes Network Engineering, Infrastructure, and Support Services. He brings over 28 years of experience to OIT and has accumulated most of his experience in New Orleans working for Freeport-McMoRan Inc. where he managed all IT aspects of an offshore oil & gas and sulfur mining facilities, Entergy Solutions where he led IT development in preparation for the company’s initial venture into the Texas competitive electric market, and CSC by leading the procurement and business support division of the NASA Shared Services Center which was organized to consolidate business activities for all NASA sites.
Van has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Alabama, a BS in Information Systems from Auburn University in Montgomery, and an MBA from Loyola University New Orleans. He is a member of the University of Alabama’s Alumni Chapter in Butler county, the First United Methodist Church, and a board member at Fort Dale Academy.
Van has a wife and 2 daughters and lives in Greenville, AL.