Current Position: President and Chief Executive Officer of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Previous positions: Prochazka has been with CenterPoint Energy since 2001 and has led the operations of the company’s electric and natural gas utility businesses. He also has had key leadership roles in Corporate Strategic Planning and Customer Service. Prior to joining CenterPoint Energy, Prochazka worked for Dow Chemical from 1989 to 2001, where he worked in sales, purchasing, product management, asset management, supply chain management, strategy development and new business development.
Education and Accreditation: Prochazka received a bachelor’s degree with highest honors in chemical engineering from The University of Texas. He has also completed executive development programs at the University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Affiliations and Honors: Prochazka serves on the Boards of Directors of Gridwise Alliance, Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, Greater Houston Partnership and Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas. He also serves on the President’s Advisory Board of the University of St. Thomas. He is past chairman of the Southeastern Electric Exchange and the Texas Gas Association and a past board member of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
Personal: Prochazka is a native of Denver, Colorado. He is married and has a daughter and three sons.