Rod West

by Edward Cates
Rod West
Group President, Utility Operations
Entergy Corporation

Rod West is Group President of Utility Operations for Entergy Corporation (Entergy). Headquartered in New Orleans, Entergy is an integrated energy company that owns and operates regulated and merchant power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of generating capacity. The company’s Utility business serves nearly three million customers in four states in the U.S. Gulf South.


In this role, West is responsible for the operational and financial performance of Entergy’s five operating companies, including electric and natural gas distribution, and customer service operations. In addition, he oversees the utility’s engagement with state and local regulators, and regulated retail commercial development and innovation.


West is incoming President of the Allstate Sugar Bowl. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Electric Power Research Institute and the Edison Electric Institute as well as on the Board of Trustees for the University of Notre Dame.


West has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, where he lettered three years for Lou Holtz and the Fighting Irish’s 1988 National Championship football team. He received his Juris Doctor from the Tulane University School of Law and his Master’s in Business Administration from Tulane University.

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