Entergy Names Richard Smith President, COO

Gary Taylor named group president of utility operations.

Entergy Monday said Richard Smith, currently group president, utility operations, has been named Entergy's president and chief operating officer.

A spokeswoman for the company said the president and COO spot had been vacant.

The power company said Gary Taylor, currently president and chief executive officer of Entergy Operations and chief nuclear officer, will become group president, utility operations.

The company said Smith brings considerable regulatory experience to his new role as the company moves into the license extension phase of nuclear, as well as regulated-utility economic background as the company transitions into the next phases of the portfolio transformation process, including self-built base load capacity and potentially new nuclear investment.

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