Chess player, coach and commentator Maurice Ashley was recently inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame after becoming a chess grandmaster in 1999. Out of the 1,500 grandmasters in the United States, Ashley is the only African
American one and the first African American player to be
inducted into the hall of fame.
Marcus V. Brown, executive vice president and general counsel at
Entergy, will assume additional responsibility for federal policy,
regulatory and governmental affairs, and corporate communications.
According to company officials, the move will allow for better
coordinated action planning and decision-making related to the company’s
stakeholder engagement efforts in support of its key initiatives.
Roderick West, executive vice president and chief administrative officer
at Entergy has been given a new opportunity in his current role. While
retaining his current title, he will now work directly with Theodore H.
Bunting, Jr., group president, utility operations, who recently
announced his plans to retire in the second quarter of 2017.
Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of
Commerce named Eric H. Kearney president and CEO of the organization. Prior, he served as Ohio Senate minority leader and Ohio Senator for the 9th District.