Polite will oversee the corporation's legal and ethics department. - From NOLA.com
Attorney Kenneth Polite has taken a new job at Entergy Corp., heading the utility provider's legal and ethics department.
Entergy, based in New Orleans, confirmed the hire in a statement Tuesday (April 18), adding Polite will serve as the company's chief compliance officer overseeing legal and regulatory matters, including its compliance with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rules.
Polite, 41, joined the company Tuesday and will assume full leadership of the department over the summer.
In the statement, Marcus Brown, executive vice president and general counsel at Entergy Corp., praised Polite's "superior legal acumen, experience leading people and his personal commitment to local communities." "He is well suited to upholding and enhancing Entergy's high standards for ethical behavior and our serious commitment to complying with laws and regulations -- and doing what's right even when there's no rule to follow," Brown said.
At his new post, Polite will oversee Entergy Corp.'s legal, ethics and compliance department, which implements the company's "program to promote ethical conduct and compliance with legal and regulatory obligations." Polite's role includes serving as a member of Entergy's corporate compliance committee.