LITTLE ROCK Entergy Arkansas, Inc. announced Friday that Steve Strickland, vice president of regulatory affairs, will retire in May after 35 years with the company.
Laura Landreaux, who currently is the manager of regulatory affairs at the Arkansas Public Service Commission, was named Strickland's successor.
“Steve’s broad experience across the regulatory affairs spectrum combined with his commitment and guidance have contributed to the success of Entergy Arkansas,” Hugh McDonald, president and chief executive officer of Entergy Arkansas, Inc., said in a statement.
An Entergy news release states that Strickland began his career in 1979 as an engineer in the power plan group with what was then called Arkansas Power & Light.
From 1987 to 1988, Strickland served as executive assistant for Ed Lupberger, chairman and chief executive officer of Middle South Utilities, the forerunner of Entergy Corporation. The release states that Strickland took a job working in the regulatory area of the company when he came back to Little Rock.
He was named director of regulatory affairs in 1996 and was promoted to vice president of regulatory affairs 12 years ago.