Our Leadership > David Ellis
David Ellis is senior vice president and chief customer officer for Entergy Corporation. He leads the company’s strategic efforts aimed at delivering extraordinary customer experiences while also bringing to market innovative solutions to keep pace with evolving customer needs and expectations.
Before assuming his current role in 2021, Ellis served as president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans, LLC, where he oversaw the successful startup of the 128-megawatt New Orleans Power Station. He secured the regulatory approval and initiated the construction of several renewable energy projects that will benefit New Orleans residents for years to come. Ellis drove the expansion of several technology and policy-based outcomes intended to improve system reliability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, manage energy consumption and improve resilience from storm impacts.
With three decades of energy industry experience in reliability, energy and energy-management technology, Ellis’ expertise is essential to growing the business and enabling customers to reach their goals.
Prior to joining Entergy in 2018, he was president and CEO of New Jersey-based Global Power Technologies and led demand-response company Comverge’s global expansion, working directly with governmental, regulatory and utility interests around the world. He is regarded in the North American, African and Asian markets as an expert in driving technology-based energy solutions for utilities.
Ellis holds an MBA from Eastern University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Penn State University. He has completed certificate-based coursework at Drexel University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest large-scale U.S. power generating fleets with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,500 employees.
Updated November 2021