People: Cleco Corp (CNL)
21 May 2013
Mr. Elton R. King is an Independent Director of Cleco Corp. Mr. King is is retired, was employed as president and CEO of Visual Networks, Inc., a company engaged in providing application performance and network management solutions, from June 2001 until August 2002 and also served as a member of its board of directors during that time. Mr. King retired from BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. (“BellSouth”) in 1999, serving most recently as the president of its network and carrier services group. He served as a director of Hibernia Corporation and Hibernia National Bank until November 2005. Mr. King is director of Cleco in 1999. He is a member of the Finance and Nominating/Governance Committees. Mr. King joined BellSouth in 1968 after graduating from Mississippi State University with a degree in electrical engineering. During his 31-year career with BellSouth, Mr. King served in various leadership positions in company operations in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. While serving as BellSouth’s Louisiana state president, Mr. King played a role in the economic development of the New Orleans area. He led the effort to create the MetroVision Economic Development Partnership, which promotes economic growth in nine southeastern Louisiana parishes.
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