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Power Principle: Checking in with Entergy Mississippi's Derrick Young


Derrick Young and his family
Derrick Young and his family

Derrick Young is an operations coordinator for Entergy Mississippi, having joined Entergy 12 years ago. Derrick lives in Greenville with his wife and two daughters. He believes that a fulfilled life is one that focuses on family, faith and community.

What’s your Power Principle?
My power principle is, “May the works that I’ve done speak for me.” Every positive thing that I have been blessed to have accomplished was made possible through a loving and supportive family, and with strength through my faith, while having fun along the way. 

Outside of the office, what makes you the most proud?
Each day I wake up and find myself surrounded by people who love me; this is what makes me proud.

How active are you in your community? 
Entergy is committed to helping make better, the communities in which we live. And I am very involved in my community. In addition to my past work with Habitat for Humanity, I continue to work with The United Way of Washington County Housing Project, where I serve as a board member assisting low-income families, and the disabled and elderly. Annually, our group volunteers to make exterior repairs for elderly and disabled homeowners; so far this year, we have helped 20.

What is the best work-related advice you have ever been given?  
Do the best you can, when you can, how you can, while you can!

What do you want others to know about Entergy?
Entergy is a great place to work. It’s a company that embraces diversity as well as opportunity for advancement! 

Julia Comfort
Communications Specialist