William Oakley Turner

William Turner


William Oakley Turner

BSEE ‘19

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Louisiana Power & Light Company


Soon after graduation, Mr. Turner served as Resident Engineer and Construction Superintendent for the Phoenix Utility Company, building a number of power and gas plants and distribution systems.  After working on the construction of a project for Louisiana Power & Light Company, he accepted the position of Chief Engineer for the company.  He was elected President and General Manager in 1939 and was elected to his current position in 1959.


Mr. Turner is very active in a number of professional and civic organizations.