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Entergy Corporation Names Michael Rhymes as Chief Information Officer
NEW ORLEANS – Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) has named Michael Rhymes as its chief information officer, effective today. As CIO, Rhymes will be responsible for leading, planning and managing all of Entergy’s information technology needs. He reports to Julie Harbert, Entergy’s senior vice president, corporate business services.
“We are pleased to welcome Michael to Entergy,” said Harbert. “Technology will play an increasingly critical role for Entergy, including areas such as grid and asset management, technology-driven capital projects, energy efficiency and customer service. Michael’s experience in guiding IT strategy and leading technology transformations for large organizations have equipped him well for our ambitious technology goals as we build the premier utility on behalf of our customers and all of our stakeholders.”
Rhymes previously served as CIO since 2015 for Gates Corporation, a global manufacturing company with more than 14,000 employees. Before Gates, he held senior leadership positions at Eaton, Cooper Industries, Ernst & Young and Anderson Consulting. His consulting work included major clients such as Florida Power & Light, Bank of America and Tenneco.
Rhymes is a native of El Paso, Texas, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a Master of Business Administration, both from Texas A&M University.
About Entergy Corporation
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 8,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and approximately 13,600 employees.