Retired admiral joins Entergy board Retired admiral joins Entergy board The Associated Press June 27, 2013 Comments NEW ORLEANS — Retired Adm. Kirkland Donald has been elected to the Entergy Corp. board of directors. The New Orleans-based utility said Kirkland will sit on the company’s nuclear and finance committees. The full board has 11 members. The 59-year-old Donald retired from the Navy earlier this year. From 2004-2012 he was director of the naval nuclear propulsion program. He currently is executive vice president, chief operating officer and a member of the board of Systems Planning and Analysis Inc.