Ed Gardner, formerly of Power South Energy Cooperative in northwest Florida, has been named director of business and economic development at Entergy Mississippi.
In his previous role, Gardner worked with local, regional and state economic development organizations in support of business attraction, expansion, retention and overall economic growth for the region. He previously held economic development jobs with the Birmingham (Ala.) Business Alliance; the City of Auburn, Ala., and the St. Clair County Economic Development Council in Pell City, Ala.
Gardner holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Central Oklahoma and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Auburn University. He is a Certified Economic Developer as well as a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional.
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