Award of Distinction
President and CEO
Entergy Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
BS, Accounting, 1980
MA, Business Administration, 1982

In the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Renae Conley was selected by Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco to serve on the board of directors for the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation. The Entergy Louisiana president and CEO is a respected leader and advocate for economic development and also serves on Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu’s Cultural Economy Foundation board.

Through her work on the board of directors for the Council for a Better Louisiana, Conley promotes educational excellence initiatives to benefit Louisiana schoolchildren. She also sits on the board of the Baton Rouge Boy Scouts, the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, and the National Board for INROADS—a nonprofit organization that trains and develops talented minority youth for professional careers in business and industry.

In 2004, Conley was recognized for the second consecutive year as a Key Woman in Energy in the Americas, a national honor presented to female executives for their contributions to the industry.

Conley joined Entergy Corporation in 1999 as vice president of investor relations. Prior to that, she served as president of Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of Cinergy Corporation, and as president and CEO of Cadence, a joint venture of Cinergy, New Century Energies, and Florida Progress. Her background includes work in customer service, accounting, treasury, and investor relations for PSI Energy.