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Phillip R. May

B.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering – 1986
President and CEO of Entergy Louisiana, LLC

Phillip received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (University of Southwestern Louisiana at that time) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans. He also completed the mergers and acquisitions program at the Wharton School in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania.

As president and chief executive officer of Entergy Louisiana, LLC—which serves more than 1 million electric customers—Phillip is responsible for the company’s customer service, regulatory and public affairs, resource planning, economic development programs and charitable contributions, as well as its financial performance. He led the successful effort to combine the Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana operating companies to form a single, stronger utility. In addition, he has implemented the company’s long-term strategy to modernize its generation fleet while helping meet Louisiana’s future energy needs. He also oversaw the completion and startup of operations for Nine Mile Unit 6, the first new power plant added to Entergy Louisiana’s fleet in nearly 30 years.

Under his leadership, Entergy Louisiana saw the construction and commercial operation of roughly 3,000 megawatts of modern, efficient generation units as well as adding solar and renewable resources.  Since 2004, the company has replaced approximately half of its older, less efficient generation capacity with cleaner more modern units.

Phillip joined Entergy in 1986 and was named to his current position of president and chief executive officer in 2013.

He served on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s New Orleans Branch, Second Harvest Food Bank, the Louisiana Nature Conservancy, Teach for America of South Louisiana, and City Year Baton Rouge.  He currently serves on boards of the Louisiana Board of Regents, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, GNO, Inc., Council for a Better Louisiana, and the Committee of 100 for Economic Development.