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Cleco announces key leadership additions

PINEVILLE, La. – March 22, 2019 – The board of managers and executive leadership team for Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC (“Cleco”) announced three new key leadership appointments to support the company’s goals and objectives, as well as the recent acquisition of NRG South Central Generating LLC. 

  • Robbie LaBorde will serve as Cleco chief operations officer. LaBorde began his Cleco career in 1991 holding numerous positions of increasing responsibility, including Cleco Power LLC vice president of generation operations and environmental services. 
  • Shane Hilton has assumed the role of president of Cleco Power LLC. Hilton started his career with the company in 1989 and has held various management positions with the company, including director of resource and fuels operations and most recently as Cleco vice president of Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO).  
  • Eric Schouest has accepted the position of president of Cleco Cajun LLC. Schouest, a Cleco employee since 2001, has held management positions to include vice president of marketing and most recently served as Cleco vice president of government affairs.

“Cleco’s new, local leadership members share a long, accomplished tenure with the company, a knowledge of and experience in the utility space, and proven leadership capabilities,” said Bill Fontenot, Cleco president and CEO. “Furthermore, this new leadership structure will support Cleco’s vision to become Louisiana’s leading energy company.”

For more information on Cleco’s leadership team, visit cleco.com/leadership.


Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through its subsidiaries, Cleco Power LLC and Cleco Cajun LLC. Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility company that owns nine generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,310 MWs and serves approximately 290,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns eight generating assets with a total nameplate capacity of 3,555 MWs, with contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, five wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility. For more information about Cleco, visit us at www.cleco.com


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