Rivers Frederick


Manager, Supplier Diversity & Development

As manager of Supplier Diversity & Development, Rivers is responsible for the development and implementation of Entergy Corporation’s Supplier Diversity strategy. These responsibilities include identifying and prequalifying safe, competitive and competent Diverse and Local suppliers with an emphasis on suppliers located in AR, LA, MS and TX. He has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and as the former Project Director of the Louisiana Minority Business Opportunity Center, a program funded by the U.S Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency.
In addition to his role at Entergy Corporation, Rivers volunteers his time with several organizations. He serves as a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, Board Chair for Southern Regions Minority Supplier Development Council, Board Chair for the Regional Loan Corporation and is a past Chair for the Edison Electric Institute Business Diversity executive task force and is a board member for the New Orleans African American Museum.
Rivers and his wife of 34 years live in New Orleans, LA and have three sons ages 29, 25 and 21.