Amanda didn’t realize what her hometown meant to her until she actually said goodbye. She left a life accented by fishing, family dinners and Friday night football in pursuit of opportunity in Alabama. Unfortunately, this career step forward meant her life off the clock would take two steps back — she had missed home more than ever. Then came a lucrative offer from Entergy, a leading energy provider in her home state. Now, as the company’s North Region project manager of economic development, Amanda’s hometown roots are more firmly planted than ever.