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For Immediate Release

Entergy New Orleans names new vice president of regulatory and public affairs


Susan Henry|504-670-3613|

NEW ORLEANS – Entergy New Orleans today announced the addition of Leroy Nix to the operating company’s leadership team. Nix will serve as the vice president of regulatory and public affairs for Entergy New Orleans. In this role, he will be responsible for the company's engagement with the New Orleans City Council and overall stakeholder outreach.

“Leroy is a great addition to our leadership team at Entergy New Orleans, and we are excited to welcome him aboard,” said Deanna Rodriguez, president and CEO. “He brings a strong track record of delivering results and building relationships at the federal level, and he will be an immediate asset for our efforts locally in New Orleans.”

Nix joined Entergy in October of 2022. As the company’s vice president of federal strategic policy and stakeholder engagement, he was responsible for the development and execution of policy, engagement and market strategies to drive regulatory outcomes supporting five operating companies. Prior to his work with Entergy, he served in leadership positions with the Southern Company as director of federal government affairs and later as director of market strategy.

Nix holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Montevallo and a Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. In May of 2022, he completed an Impact Fellowship at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

At Entergy New Orleans, Nix will be filling the position formerly held by Courtney Nicholson, who has transitioned to an assistant general counsel position in Entergy’s corporate legal department, leading the regulatory legal team supporting Entergy New Orleans.

About Entergy New Orleans

Entergy New Orleans, LLC provides electricity to approximately 208,000 customers and natural gas to approximately 109,000 customers in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Entergy New Orleans 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. For the latest news from Entergy New Orleans, visit the Newsroom and connect with @EntergyNOLA on social media.