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Sue Ortenstone
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Current Position: senior vice president and chief human resources officer

Previous Positions: Most recently, she was senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Copano Energy, responsible for Human Resources, Information Technology, Administrative Services and Commercial Risk Management. Before joining Copano, she spent more than 30 years at El Paso Corporation, where she last served as executive vice president and chief administrative officer, responsible for HR and other functions. Additionally, Sue worked for several El Paso business units in a variety of roles including CEO of EPIC Energy in Australia, president of El Paso Gas Services, and other engineering, operations and business development positions. She joined CenterPoint Energy in February 2014.

Education: Sue graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Affiliations and Honors: Sue serves on the Advisory Board for Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as the Industrial Advisory Board in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. In 2013, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013 for the UW College of Engineering. Sue also serves on the Board of Trustees for Northwest Assistance Ministries of Houston.