Leo Denault is the executive chair and former CEO of Entergy Corporation. His leadership as CEO has transformed the company into a premier utility and one of the nation’s cleanest energy companies.
Denault has 40 years of experience in the power industry. He joined Entergy in 1999, serving initially as vice president of corporate development and then five years later as executive vice president and chief financial officer, before becoming CEO in 2013. He also served 18 years at Cinergy Corporation (known today as Duke Energy) in varying positions of responsibility, culminating as vice president of the company.
Denault currently serves on the boards of directors of Jobs for America’s Graduates, the Edison Electric Institute, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators, and the World Association of Nuclear Operators Atlanta Centre.
Denault received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and accounting from Ball State University. He also received a Master of Business Administration in finance from Indiana University.