Necole Merritt, who led marketing and communications for Atlanta's Morehouse School of Medicine, has moved to nuclear energy giant Entergy in New Orleans as group VP of corporate communications.
She fills a post vacated in February by Toni Beck, who is VP of communications and community relations for Waste Management.
Merritt becomes a corporate officer of Entergy, leading internal and external communications.
Prior to three years at Morehouse, she was chief communications officer and corporate VP of public affairs for cable provider Cox Communications. Previous stints included BellSouth, AT&T, GM and its Saturn unit.
Entergy, with annual revenues around $11B, serves 2.8M customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas with 30K megawatts of power, about one-third of it through nuclear power.
Entergy's VP of nuclear communications, Terry Young, decamped in March for Kansas' Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp.