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CNP team makes great strides for March of Dimes

March of DimesRepresentatives from the March of Dimes (MOD) Houston chapter recently honored several CenterPoint Energy employees for their contributions during the 2009 March for Babies, one of the organization’s biggest fundraisers in its fight against premature birth. CNP’s efforts raised $74,200, placing the company tenth among the division’s teams.

“The March of Dimes is an exceptional organization that is working towards preventing birth defects. I’m proud of the fundraising efforts of the entire CenterPoint Energy team,” said Scott Rozzell, executive vice president and general counsel. Rozzell, who served on the chapter’s board for three years, is also CNP’s executive sponsor for the March of Dimes fundraising efforts as well as the company’s top walker, raising more than $9,000 this year.

In addition to an outstanding team effort, Bobby Holloway, left, corporate insurance coordinator, Risk Management, was named the chapter’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for his more than 20 years of service and dedication to the organization. Holloway averages more than 100 volunteer hours annually for the Houston Walk for Babies, serving in several capacities, including chairperson for the Matagorda County Walk and co-chair for the Houston Division Logistics Committee, along with David Owen, manager, Marketing Analytics and Support.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to represent CenterPoint, work with a fantastic group of people and give something back to the community,” said Holloway. In recognition of his outstanding work, he received a letter of commendation from Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, March of Dimes national president.

A video of the awards ceremony will be posted on the intranet later this week.