Entergy Arkansas officials recently announced the promotions of Michael Considine and Ventrell Thompson to vice president positions.
Entergy Arkansas President and CEO Laura Landreaux said, “Michael and Ventrell are recognized leaders within Entergy Arkansas, and their new roles will allow them to continue to lead the company and their teams toward improved reliability and customer service, while promoting community relations and environmental sustainability. ”
Considine has been named vice president of reliability, a new role within the organization that combines both transmission and distribution operations, with responsibilities for safety, operations, engineering and regulatory on service territory and supervision of 800 employees.
He has served as the Acting Vice President of Distribution Operations since August 2021. He began his utility career with Entergy Services in 2001 at the Pine Bluff System Operations Center as a Business Analyst of Transmission and held numerous positions within Regulatory Services before serving as Chief Financial Officer from 2014-2017, Director of Customer Service – Central Region from 2017-2019, and Vice President of Customer Service 2019 -2021.
Considine holds a bachelor’s degree in professional accounting from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, and completed an executive program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Entergy Senior Leadership Program.
He and his wife, Abby, live in Little Rock with their two daughters. He volunteers with the Arkansas Food Bank, Our House, and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Discovery and the University of Arkansas Little Rock Advisory Board. He is a graduate of Leadership Arkansas, a member of the Rotary Club ’99 and was recognized by Arkansas Business’ 40 Under 40.
He is the son-in-law of Steve and Deborah Nipper of Magnolia.
Thompson was named vice president of customer service, a role he had served on an interim basis since August 2021. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of customer service in the Entergy Arkansas department.
territory, leading a team of customer service professionals responsible for meeting the needs of all residential, commercial, government and industrial customers in the state.
He began his utility career at Entergy Services in 2002 as an analyst. In 2012, Thompson joined the Regulatory Affairs team where he held various positions responsible for managing regulatory proceedings, such as rate cases and rate form filings with the Arkansas Public Service Commission. Beginning in 2019, he served as regional customer service manager for the company’s largest commercial and industrial customers, as well as city and county officials.
He and his wife, Joy, a longtime educator in the Little Rock School District, have two sons, Caleb, 22, and Chase, 8. He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and sits on the boards of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship. , American Association of Blacks in Energy, Arkansas Black Hall of Fame and 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock. He is also an alumnus of Leadership Greater Little Rock and Leadership Arkansas.