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We Must Be Mentors, Guides, and Champions “Tell me who you are with and I will tell you who you are.” When thinking about words I live by, I immediately remember the “dichos” or sayings my mom and dad would repeat. The saying above conveys a lot, not just about who your friends are, but also who you work with, who you do business with, and who you choose as mentors, guides, and champions. Education: Master’s degree, public affairs, University of Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs; Bachelor’s degree, government, University of Texas at Austin Company Name: Entergy New Orleans Industry: Utility Company CEO: Deanna Rodriguez Company Headquarters Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Number of Employees: More than 2,800 employees What book are you reading? Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss, with Tahl Raz What was your first job: Ear piercing at the mall
The next generation of leaders is expected to bring a new perspective to the workplace, while retaining the values of our company, including cultivating a diverse and inclusive culture.
I am fortunate to have found a home and good company at Entergy New Orleans, where I have thrived for the last 28 years. This organization, which provides electric service to customers and in a way that treats our customers, communities, and the environment with such respect and care, is where I have made my career. The next generation of leaders is expected to bring a new perspective to the workplace, while retaining the values of our company, including cultivating a diverse and inclusive culture. As CEO, I encourage my senior leaders to be mentors and to take a keen interest in our employees’ success. We must ensure that we fully realize the potential of our diverse workforce, and encourage new ideas and diverse thoughts. The future Latino workforce deserves that from us.
Favorite charity: Zeus Animal Rescue in New Orleans Interests: Running
2022 First Quarter