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New Regulatory & Governmental Affairs Leads Appointed

New Regulatory & Governmental Affairs Leads Appointed

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Date: April 25, 2012For Release: ImmediatelyContact: David Caplan (Entergy Texas)(409) 981-2890dcaplan@entergy.com Phillip Allison (Entergy New Orleans)(504) 670-3688palliso@entergy.com 
New Regulatory and Governmental Affairs Leads Appointed at Two Entergy Utility Subsidiaries
 Rodriguez to head regulatory and state governmental affairs at Entergy Texas
 Huntley to lead Entergy New Orleans regulatory and governmental affairs
New Orleans, La. – Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today announced new regulatoryand governmental leads at two of its utility subsidiaries. Deanna Rodriguez will move from hercurrent role as vice president, regulatory affairs for Entergy New Orleans, Inc. to Entergy TexasInc., where she will assume the new role of vice president, regulatory and governmental affairs.Gary Huntley, currently region manager for the New Orleans electric distribution network, hasbeen named vice president, regulatory and governmental affairs for Entergy New Orleans,replacing Rodriguez.“I am very pleased to announce these additions to the leadership teams of Entergy Texasand Entergy New Orleans; appointments that reflect our continued commitment to leadershipdevelopment and the depth of talent from which we can draw here at Entergy,” said Gary Taylor,Entergy’s group president, utility operations. “Both Deanna and Gary have tremendous track records in their careers to date and we’re looking forward to their continued success as theyassume these new roles.”Rodriguez, who will report to Entergy Texas incoming president and CEO Sallie Rainer,will focus on building and enhancing relationships with government officials throughout Texas
639 Loyola AvenueNew Orleans, LA 70113
Entergy News Release: New Regulatory and Governmental Affairs Leads Appointed at Two EntergyUtility SubsidiariesPage 2April 25, 2012
and will also coordinate the company’s relationship with the Public Utility Commission of Texas.She will be based in Austin and will focus her time and efforts across all portions of thecompany’s service territory – Beaumont, the Woodlands and Austin.“As our customer base grows and evolves, it is important that Entergy Texas adapt to thechanging landscape of southeast Texas. In addition to continuing our presence in Beaumont, withthe fastest growing part of our customer base north of Houston, it is critical that we establishleadership offices there and in Austin, where important constituents like our regulators andlegislature are headquartered,” said Joe Domino, president and CEO of Entergy Texas.Jack Blakley, vice president, regulatory affairs for Entergy Texas, and ParkerMcCollough, vice president, state governmental affairs for Entergy Texas, will report toRodriguez.In his new role, Huntley who will report to Charles Rice, president and CEO of EntergyNew Orleans, will serve as the primary contact for the New Orleans City Council and City Hall.He will be headquartered at Entergy New Orleans offices on Magnolia Street.“Gary will be an outstanding addition to Entergy New Orleans’ regulatory affairs efforts,”said Rice. “His collaborative style, hands-on work as manager of the New Orleans distributionnetwork and his experience in regulatory affairs for Entergy Louisiana provide him with anexcellent background to help us deliver safe, reliable and affordable electricity and gas to NewOrleans customers.”“We wish Deanna well in her new position at Entergy Texas and thank her for invaluablecontributions to Entergy New Orleans,” he continued.Rodriguez and Huntley assume their new roles June 1.
Entergy News Release: New Regulatory and Governmental Affairs Leads Appointed at Two EntergyUtility SubsidiariesPage 3April 25, 2012
Biographical Information:
Gary Huntley
Gary Huntley was named manager of the New Orleans electric distribution system inAugust 2010 and is responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of electricity throughout the eastbank of New Orleans. Under his leadership, the reliability of the distribution system improvednearly 30 percent within the last two years.Huntley joined Entergy in 2001 as a senior analyst for Entergy Solutions. In 2005, he joined the regulatory group for Entergy Louisiana and supported the filings associated with stormcost recovery for hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In 2007, he served as manager of new businessdevelopment for Entergy Louisiana and his responsibilities included submitting the proposal toprovide electric service for the Fort Polk military facility. Prior to joining Entergy, Huntley wasemployed by Chevron Corporation from 1989 to 2001.Huntley received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from LouisianaState University in Baton Rouge in 1989 and a master of business administration degree fromTulane University in 2001.
 Deanna Rodriguez
Deanna Rodriguez hails from the Rio Grande Valley near the south Texas border. She hasheld various roles throughout Entergy during the past 15 years. As director of corporatecommunications for what would have become Enexus Energy Corporation, she was responsiblefor branding and communications. Prior to this position, she was director of external affairs forEntergy, leading the effort to secure $200 million in community development block grant fundingto assist the Louisiana, Mississippi and New Orleans utility companies rebuild after HurricaneKatrina.

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