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Former Entergy Texas president, CEO announces retirement from Entergy
BEAUMONT - Joe Domino, chief integration officer for Entergy Corp., has announced his retirement from the company, effective April 30.
Prior to being named to his current post, Domino served 14 years as Entergy Texas, Inc. president and chief executive officer. During that time he emerged into the public spotlight and established a reputation for his leadership in times of crisis, integrity and commitment to community service.
Domino said he will most miss the people of Entergy. "I will definitely miss the outstanding people with whom I have had the privilege to work with during my career. This company has great employees working for it and those great employees are key to Entergy's success." His community service with more than a dozen boards and organizations will continue, he said.
"Joe's legacy at Entergy Texas will be his unwavering commitment to our customers, communities and employees," said Sallie Rainer, current president and chief executive officer for Entergy Texas. "We are fortunate that he plans to stay involved in the community."
Domino came to Entergy in 1970 as a planning engineer and quickly received a series of promotions with increasing responsibility. He was plant manager at Sabine Station near Bridge City, director over fossil plants in both Southern and Eastern regions and director of distribution for Entergy Texas just prior to becoming president and CEO.\
Domino's leadership skills came to the forefront during efforts to restore power and rebuild the company's infrastructure following hurricanes Rita and Ike in 2005 and 2008 respectively. A three-week restoration after Rita "exceeded everyone's expectations," Domino said. As a result, he was named "Newsmaker of the Year" by the Press Club of Southeast Texas, only one of many awards Domino has received for both his professional and personal involvements. Power was restored in two weeks after Hurricane Ike which left even more without power and entire communities washed away or flooded out.
Theo Bunting, Entergy Corp. group president for utility operations, said, "When Joe was first promoted to Entergy Texas president, he brought a wealth of experience that covered the spectrum of our business from generation to transmission to distribution.
"That hands-on experience enabled him to bring the company to an entirely new level of providing quality, reliable service to our customers, all with a strong commitment to safety. He again showed his organizational skills and ability to work with complex projects in his most
recent post as our corporation's chief integration officer--a system wide effort that probably kept him up more than a few nights! We appreciate the expertise and skill he brought to the table and wish him the very best in retirement."
Domino's retirement plans include travel with his wife, Linda, and time spent with children and grandchildren. He will also spend more time on his twin hobbies of ham radio and restoration of antique radios.