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 is a Fortune 500 company that powers life for 3 million customers through our operating companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. We’re investing in the reliability and resilience of the energy system while helping our region transition to cleaner, more efficient energy solutions. With roots in our communities for more than 100 years, Entergy is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability and corporate citizenship. Since 2018, we have delivered more than $100 million in economic benefits each year to local communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has approximately 12,000 employees.
Updated March 2023