With a focus on safety and operations, effective succession planning ensures continuity in Entergy’s leadership
NEW ORLEANS – Entergy announced today that Paul Hinnenkamp, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will retire from the company following a nearly 40-year career in the energy industry. His last day will be Aug. 12. As part of a planned leadership succession process to ensure a smooth transition, Peter S. Norgeot Jr., currently senior vice president of operations and development, will succeed Hinnenkamp as executive vice president and chief operating officer.
“Paul has been relentless in his pursuit of our vision and mission for more than 20 years,” said Leo Denault, Entergy’s chairman and chief executive officer. “He has successfully led numerous initiatives that have delivered key outcomes and created substantial value for our shareholders. More importantly, Paul has maintained a keen focus on creating a safe environment for our employees, training and developing the next generation of leaders, and setting a standard of operational excellence that has positioned Entergy well for the future. We wish Paul and his wife Joan all the best in this next chapter and thank Paul for ensuring the baton is passed to a leader who is ready and prepared to continue moving Entergy forward on our journey to become the premier utility.”
Hinnenkamp assumed the role of Entergy’s chief operating officer in 2015. Under his leadership, Entergy completed the construction of four combined-cycle gas turbine power plants ahead of schedule and under budget. He improved service reliability for key industrial

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