Gary J. Taylor Biography


Gary is President and CEO of the SERC Reliability Corporation, overseeing and providing leadership to the entire staff of the Compliance, Reliability Services and Reliability Assessments departments.

Gary's extensive industry background and experience includes serving as group president of Entergy’s Utility Operations from 2007 to 2012. He was responsible for the regulated utility financial results along with operational results of six electric and two natural gas companies located in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and New Orleans with a total of 2.8 million electric and 196,000 natural gas customers with $9 billion in annual revenues. He also oversaw utility regulatory support and regulated retail activities until his retirement in May 2012.

He also previously served as chief executive officer and chief nuclear officer of Entergy’s nuclear businesses. In July 2006, under Gary’s guidance, Entergy Nuclear announced an agreement to purchase the Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan from Consumers Energy.

Gary has served as a member of the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and chaired the Energy, Clean Air and Natural Resources Committee. He also served on the board of the United Way of Greater New Orleans along with the Executive Committee of the Nuclear Energy Institute and the INPO Board of Directors. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the American Nuclear Society and Trustee of the VMI foundation.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the Virginia Military Institute and a Master of Science in Nuclear Science and Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has also completed Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program and the INPO Senior Nuclear Plant Management course. Gary is a member of the National Physics Honor Society and was Honorably Discharged from the United States Air Force.