TITLE: Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
FOCUS AREAS: Education, literacy, arts and culture, low-income populations, the environment, community and economic development, healthy families
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PROFILE: Patty Riddlebarger is Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Entergy Corporation, which encompasses the Entergy Charitable Foundation and its other grant programs. A feature about her on the NolaWoman.com website says:
Patty received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and her MBA from Tulane University. As a self-described “Air Force brat” and first generation American, she was used to moving around. The job opening at Entergy brought her to New Orleans, but the spirit about the people here led her to stay. “There’s certainly lots of challenges and lots of needs, but the city just grabs you in a way that’s difficult to describe. It’s beautiful,” she said.
Patty’s job involves helping that beauty to thrive and to grow. She does this by allocating funds from the Entergy Charitable Foundation, by funding community-based non-profits, and by encouraging employees to volunteer in local programs. . .
For the 47th annual Super Bowl, Patty served as the chair of the Environmental Initiative of the New Orleans Host Committee.