Raiford Smith

VP, Energy Technology and Innovation | Entergy

Raiford’s 26 years of industry experience with companies such as CPS Energy, Duke Energy, and Southern Company encompass roles in technology, marketing, legal, finance, analytics, and strategy. At Entergy, his current focus is on distributed energy resources, enterprise analytics, products and services. He has successfully developed partnerships with other utilities and OEM’s to create new technology, develop new markets, and lead cross-functional, international partnerships in Europe, Korea, China, and Japan. He has been a Member of the Bar, State of North Carolina, since 2011.