Roderick West, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Entergy has been given a new opportunity in his current role. While retaining his current title, he will now work directly with Theodore H. Bunting, Jr., group president, utility operations, who recently announced his plans to retire in the second quarter of 2017.
While he is garnering knowledge of the Utilitys leadership role, other senior leaders will take on his regular responsibilities who include human resources, shared services, federal policy, regulatory and governmental affairs, and corporate communications.
During Rods career, he has developed a portfolio of experiences that have prepared him well for a new role in the Utility, said Denault. I am confident the opportunity to work closely with Theo over the next year will further enhance his business acumen and leadership skills.
Credited with leading Entergy New Orleans out of its post-Hurricane Katrina bankruptcy and back to profitability, West has worked at Energy for 17 years. His prior experience includes working in the Utility business as director of regulatory affairs, director of electric distribution operations, and president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans.
A member of the board of directors of First Bank and Trust, First Trust, the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the Edison Electric Institute, West received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame where he lettered three years as outside linebacker and tight end for Lou Holtz and the Fighting Irishs 1988 National Championship football team. He received his Juris Doctor from the Tulane University School of Law in 1993 and his MBA from Tulane University in 2005. He graduated from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans in 1986.