Dan PackerSAIL Capital
Dan Packer served as the CEO and President of Entergy New Orleans Inc. from 1998 through the end of 2006. Prior to joining Entergy, he served as a Senior Engineer of General Physics Corporation. He also served as training coordinator of Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company for six years, and as Plant Manager of Waterford 3 Nuclear Plant, becoming the first African American in the United States to manage a nuclear plant. Under his leadership the plant received the highest ratings in the region. Packer served as the Chairman of Entergy New Orleans Inc. since 1999 and as the Chairman of the New Orleans Aviation Board for Louis Armstrong International Airport. He also served as National Chairman of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, which focuses on energy-related issues in America.
Mr. Packer is a Board Member of several organizations, including Keystone Energy Board, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Port of New Orleans, Louisiana Community & Technical College System, and Fore!Kids Foundation, as well as a Trustee of Loyola University New Orleans. He was honored in 2005 by Black Enterprise as one of the Most Powerful African American Executives in Corporate America. Mr. Packer holds a B.A. from Charter Oak College and a M.B.A. from Tulane University.