Baton Rouge, La. – Eduardo "Ed"
Jimenez has been named director of business and economic expansion for Entergy
Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C., said Bill Mohl,
president and chief executive officer of Entergy’s Louisiana utilities.
"Ed brings to Entergy a wealth of
economic development and business strategy experience as well as demonstrated
leadership excellence," Mohl said. "His work with Louisiana Economic Development
contributed to making that organization one of the top in the country, and his
understanding of the state’s business climate, combined with his exceptional
creativity and vision, will be tremendous assets to Entergy''s business expansion
as well as our ongoing support of economic growth in Louisiana."
Jimenez served most recently as
director of business development for Louisiana Economic Development, a position
he held since June 2010, managing lead development strategies for the software
industry. He aggressively recruited companies of various sizes in order to
attract new jobs and capital investments to Louisiana.
From January 2009 through June 2010,
he held various positions at LED and managed strategic initiatives in the areas
of deal structuring and valuation, contract negotiations and business process
management, helping LED become one of the top state economic development
organizations in the country. He played the lead role in LED’s internal "process
optimization" project that identified organizational bottlenecks and
opportunities to improve customer satisfaction, product quality, and delivery
speed that created greater business value.
Prior to joining LED in 2009, Jimenez
was vice president of sales for Your Other Warehouse, a subsidiary of The Home
Depot, where he was responsible for the strategy and direction of YOW''s sales
operations across the company''s diverse product lines. In that position, he led
YOW''s efforts to diversify its revenue by fully implementing an e-commerce sales
strategy that allowed the company to gain significant market share and
capitalize on long-term growth opportunities.
Before YOW, he worked in finance and
international business development roles for an oil and gas service company
based in Lafayette, La.
Jimenez serves as treasurer of the
board of directors for Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo and on the advisory board
of the Louisiana Business and Technology Center. He holds a bachelor''s degree in
management information systems from Louisiana State University and a master''s of
business administration from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Fluent in both English and Spanish, he was born in Costa Rica and has lived in
In his new role with Entergy, Jimenez
will set the vision and strategy for business and economic expansion initiatives
at Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC. This includes
working with LED in business development, project management and business
intelligence activities, as well as supporting state and local initiatives to
improve the marketability of communities around the state.
Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy
Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C serve more than one million customers in Louisiana.
With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the companies
are part of Entergy Corporation’s electric system serving 2.7 million customers
in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.