David Ellis is senior vice president and chief customer officer for Entergy. He leads the company’s strategic efforts aimed at delivering extraordinary customer experiences while also bringing to market innovative solutions to keep pace with evolving customer needs and expectations.
Before assuming his current role in 2021, Ellis served as president and CEO of Entergy New Orleans, LLC, where he oversaw the successful startup of the 128- megawatt New Orleans Power Station. He secured the regulatory approval and initiated the construction of several renewable energy projects that will benefit New Orleans residents for years to come. Ellis drove the expansion of several technology and policy-based outcomes intended to improve system reliability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, manage energy consumption and improve resilience from storm impacts.
With three decades of energy industry experience in reliability, energy and energy management technology, Ellis’ expertise is essential to growing the business and enabling customers to reach their goals.
Prior to joining Entergy in 2018, he was president and CEO of New Jersey-based Global Power Technologies and led demand response company Comverge’s global expansion, working directly with governmental, regulatory and utility interests around the world. He is regarded in the North American, African and Asian markets as an expert in driving technology-based energy solutions for utilities.
Ellis holds an MBA from Eastern University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Penn State University. He has completed certificate-based coursework at Drexel University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Entergy, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New Orleans, powers life for 3 million families and businesses across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy is creating a cleaner, more resilient energy future for everyone with our diverse portfolio of low-carbon and carbon-free energy sources. With roots in the Gulf South region for more than a century, Entergy is a recognized leader in corporate citizenship and delivers more than $100 million in philanthropy and advocacy efforts to local communities each year. Our approximately 12,500 employees are dedicated to powering life today and for future generations.
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