NEW ORLEANS, August 15—Curt Hebert, who steps down as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at the end of this month, will join Entergy Corporation as executive vice president, external affairs, replacing corporate communications veteran Horace Webb, who will become president and chief executive officer of the Entergy Charitable Foundation.
In his new role, Hebert will have responsibility for the corporation’s system and federal governmental affairs, system regulatory affairs, communications, and corporate contribution. He will serve as a member of the office of chief executive and will report to Entergy’s CEO, J. Wayne Leonard. Webb, meanwhile, will head the new charitable foundation he was instrumental in creating in 2000.
Before coming to FERC, Hebert was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1987 to 1992, serving as chairman of both the House Oil & Gas Committee and the Ways & Means Severance Subcommittee.
Webb joined Entergy as senior vice president, external affairs in 1999 from Consolidated Edison, where he was senior vice president of public affairs. Previously he was VP of communications and public affairs at Hoechst Celanese Corporation; and vice president of Hill & Knowlton.