Top 100 Women of Impact: Laura Landreaux

Laura Landreaux

President & CEO, Entergy Arkansas LLC

About me: Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to 730,000 customers. I am responsible for driving the company’s financial and operational business results, customer service, safety, resource planning, economic development, employee development and regulatory and governmental affairs.

I became president and CEO in 2018. My career with Entergy Arkansas began in 2007 in the legal department and includes other leadership position such as finance director and vice president of regulatory affairs, where I was responsible for interactions between Entergy Arkansas and the Arkansas Public Service Commission. 

A native of Little Rock, I earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and my juris doctor from the UA School of Law at Fayetteville. I am married with three children.

Lives/Works in: Little Rock

Best Career Advice: Don’t limit yourself to one career path. It’s great to be really good at what you do, but the best way to learn and grow is to step out of your comfort zone and take on new challenges. 

Lesson Learned the Hard Way: It is OK to ask for help and to lean on your trusted colleagues, friends and family. Having a support system that can provide advice, guidance and an extra hand has helped me navigate challenging times and create a healthy work-life balance.

Proudest Moment of Impact: Being part of a company that is so integral to everyday life and to the economic growth of our communities. Our vision is “We power life,” and that responsibility is at the forefront of everything we do. It is a privilege to lead a team of employees who wake up every day solely dedicated to providing safe, reliable and affordable power and to contributing to the success of the communities we serve.

What Keeps Me Motivated: A quote from my late father: “Strive always to set your professional and personal goals just beyond your reach. Stretch your talents, grasp beyond the closest branch, take a risk, stick your neck out, speak your mind, challenge the status quo. Don’t just accept responsibility, chase it down.”

A Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Initiative

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