Entergy Corporation (Entergy) has appointed T Michael Twomey as vice president (VP) of utility strategy of the company, effective March 2, 2009. Previously, Twomey served as the VP of regulatory affairs for Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. The company has also appointed Mark Kleehammer as VP of regulatory affairs for Entergy’s Louisiana utility companies. Kleehammer succeeds Twomey.

In his new role, Twomey will develop and oversee short-term and long-term utility regulatory strategy for Entergy’s six utility companies, and the regulatory issues surrounding the utility’s energy strategy. He will assume his new role March 2, 2009.

Twomey began his career at Entergy in 2002 as assistant general counsel – regulatory for Entergy Services, Inc. working on regulatory matters pending at the Louisiana Public Service Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He has been in his current position since January 2004.

Prior to joining Entergy, Twomey was senior regulatory counsel for BellSouth in Atlanta with responsibility for various regulatory matters before the state public service commissions in BellSouth’s nine-state region. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from Tulane University and a law degree, with honors, from the University of Connecticut.

Kleehammer began his career with Entergy in 1998 as a risk analyst with Risk Management Services. From April 1999 to May 2000, he was an associate in the Utility Finance group. He was promoted to manager of Transition Management in May 2000, serving in that capacity until August of 2002, when he was named manager of Regulatory Strategy. He assumed his current position in 2004.

Kleehammer holds a master’s degree in business administration (with a concentration in finance) from Tulane University. He also has a law degree from Tulane University and was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1998.

Gary Taylor, group president for Entergy’s utility companies said Twomey brings broad and significant regulatory experience and successes to the table for the company. “Mike will be working closely with all the utility companies to ensure we have a well-planned regulatory strategy now and for years to come. His expertise will benefit our current strategy and allow us to build on it,” he said.