Russell Bennett

Director of Government Affairs

Shawn Corkran

Russell Bennett serves as director, government affairs, leading government relations and serving as Entergy Mississippi’s liaison with elected officials and their staff. In this role, he also works closely with regulatory and federal affairs groups to engage and achieve positive outcomes for all stakeholders.

Bennett joined Entergy Mississippi in 2012, serving as a governmental affairs executive before being promoted to manager, public affairs in 2022. In these roles, he has represented the company at the State Capitol, worked with Entergy leadership to develop and coordinate stakeholder outreach efforts and managed Entergy Mississippi’s Political Action Committee. Previously, Bennett supported government affairs efforts for a variety of organizations, including the Mississippi Bankers Association, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, and the National Center for Policy Analysis.

Bennett serves on the Board of Directors of the Utilities State Government Organization. A 2014 graduate of Leadership Mississippi, Bennett holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Mississippi.

Updated Sept. 2023