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.