Three Entergy executives have been named to Black Enterprise magazine’s 2017 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America list: Rod West, utility operations group president, Marcus Brown, executive vice president and general counsel, and Charles Rice, president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans.
This is the first time Brown and Rice have been appeared on the list, which recognizes the most influential and most transformative African-American executives. West was first named to the annual list in 2012.
To compile this year’s list, Black Enterprise reviewed more than 1,400 companies with gross revenues of at least $1 billion and significant U.S. operations, looking for top executives who have a direct role in ensuring their companies are market leaders through revenue generation, profitability, market share and strategic development.
“I am proud that Black Enterprise has recognized Rod, Marcus and Charles for their stellar leadership and contributions to our company and communities,” said Leo Denault, chairman and CEO of Entergy Corporation.
Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of Entergy’s shared values, which we achieve through effective teamwork and inclusion and by recognizing diversity as a business imperative that helps us achieve business results. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed. For example:
In addition, we invest in relationships with diverse suppliers, support multiple diversity and inclusion councils, employee resource groups and other affinity organizations, require diversity and inclusion training for all employees and leadership, and employ recruiting strategies and outreach to diverse populations.
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To learn more about Entergy’s Diversity and Inclusion practices, please click here.
To see the full list from Black Enterprise Magazine, please click here.