Ellis Appointed Exhibition Hall Authority Commissioner

50378649318 182bb6faa4 HNEW ORLEANS – David D. Ellis has been appointed to the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Ellis will serve as one of the three Commissioners appointed by Mayor Latoya Cantrell out of the 13-member board.

Ellis is the president and chief executive officer of Entergy New Orleans LLC, the electric and gas utility serving Orleans Parish. Ellis is responsible for Entergy’s financial and operational performance including customer service, regulatory and governmental affairs, economic development, charitable contributions, reliability and environmental sustainability. Ellis brings more than 29 years of global experience in reliability, energy, and energy-management technology leadership to his role.

“We are delighted to welcome David Ellis as a Commissioner. His vast experience in business and governmental relations make him an ideal choice for our governing board,” said Jerry Reyes, president of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority.

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Ellis holds an MBA from Eastern University and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering technology from Penn State University. He has completed certificate-based coursework at Drexel University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

“We welcome David’s invaluable service to accomplish the mission of the Authority. In the coming months, the authority will be considering a number of very important matters with long term implications for the economies of both New Orleans and the State of Louisiana,” said Michael J. Sawaya, president/general manager of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.


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