Our Leadership > Eliecer Viamontes
Eliecer "Eli" Viamontes is president and CEO of Entergy Texas, an electric utility that serves approximately 499,000 customers in 27 Southeast Texas counties. He is responsible for the company’s safe and reliable service, financial performance, customer service, regulatory and public affairs, resource planning, economic development programs, and charitable contributions.
Before assuming his current role in November 2021, Viamontes served as vice president, utility distribution operations for Entergy Corporation, where he was responsible for the operation and maintenance of the electric distribution infrastructure for all of Entergy’s state jurisdictions.
Viamontes has 20 years of experience leading and working in customer-centric initiatives, including designing reliability programs, utilizing data analytics and driving operational improvements.
Prior to joining Entergy in 2020, Viamontes served as senior director of labor relations and corporate safety at Florida Power & Light Company, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc., where he spent the entirety of his career prior to arriving at Entergy.
His previous roles included a wide array of experiences from across the utility business, including various leadership positions in the areas of electric distribution operations, key account management, engineering and construction, vegetation management, incident command and emergency management, reliability, quality/process management and human resources.
He serves on the board for United Way of Greater Houston and the CEO Leaders Advisory Council for Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands. He is also a member of the Texas Private Sector Advisory Council, a position appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Viamontes earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Florida International University in Miami. He completed an executive leadership course from the University of Virginia, is a registered professional engineer and a certified six sigma black belt.
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 499,000 customers in 27 counties. Entergy Texas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 electric company. Entergy 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 Aug. 2023