Michael Considine’s first day as Entergy Arkansas’ finance director was April 28, 2014, the day after a tornado devastated Mayflower and Vilonia in Faulkner County, killing 16 people. He realized “very early on that first day that my role was much more than just financial statement accuracy and budget control.”
The tornado was the single deadliest in Arkansas since 1968, and Considine saw that he was not just dealing with destroyed equipment, but also with grieving customers who desperately needed their power back. “I love my work not just for itself, but for what Entergy provides,” he said.
“We provide an essential service, and we do that reliably and safely and at a cost most people can afford. I do get passionate about that part.”
That same passion made Considine a Big Brother and a supporter of the Arkansas Foodbank and Our House, as well as the American Cancer Society.
He also spent several years as a deacon at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock.
Born in Indiana, he landed as a child in Magnolia, where his father ran the Firestone Tire & Rubber plant.
Later came a degree at Louisiana Tech University and advanced business training through the University of Maryland. He worked at Alltel Corp. before joining Entergy, and once managed the investor-owned utility’s regulatory accounting unit.
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