​​​Meet the Board of Directors

At CenterPoint Energy, our board of directors and executive management team are committed to building a company that is Always There for its customers, employees and shareholders.

Milton Carroll Milton Carroll has been a director since 1992. He has served as executive chairman since June 2013 and chairman since September 2002. He has served as a director of Halliburton Company since 2006, Western Gas Holdings, LLC, general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP, since 2008, and LyondellBasell Industries N.V. since July 2010. He has served as a director of Healthcare Service Corporation since 1998 and as its chairman since 2002. He previously served as director of LRE GP, LLC, general partner of LRR Energy, L. P., from November 2011 to January 2014.
Michael P. Johnson Michael P. Johnson has been a director since 2008. He has been the president and chief executive officer of J & A Group, LLC, a management and business consulting company, since January 2009. He served from 2002 until his retirement in March 2008 as senior vice president and chief administrative officer of The Williams Companies, Inc., a publicly-held natural gas producer, processor and transporter. Prior to joining Williams Companies, he served in various executive capacities with Amoco Corporation. He has served as a director of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. since 2006, and QuikTrip Corporation, a private company, since 2001 and previously served as a director of Patriot Coal Corporation from 2008 to December 2013.  He also serves on the Oklahoma Advisory Board of Health Care Service Corporation and on the boards of several charitable organizations and foundations.
Janiece M. Longoria Janiece M. Longoria has been a director since 2005. She is a partner in the law firm of Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria & Hall, L.L.P. in Houston, Texas and has a concentration of experience in commercial and securities-related litigation and regulatory matters. She has served as commissioner of the Port of Houston Authority since 2002 and as its chairman since January 2013, and as director of the Texas Medical Center since 2011 to present. She previously served as a director of Patriot Coal Corporation from January 2011 to December 2013, and as a member of The University of Texas System Board of Regents and the University of Texas Investment Management Company from February 2008 to February 2011.
Scott Prochazka  Scott M. Prochazka has served as a director and president and chief executive officer of CenterPoint Energy since January 2014. He served as executive vice president and chief operating officer from August 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013. He previously served as senior vice president and division president, Electric Operations, from May 2011 through July 2012; as division senior vice president, Electric Operations from February 2009 to May 2011; as division senior vice president, regional operations of the company's wholly owned subsidiary, CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp., from February 2008 to February 2009; and as division vice president, Customer Service Operations, from October 2006 to February 2008. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Enable GP, LLC, the general partner of Enable Midstream Partners, LP, Gridwise Alliance, Edison Electric Institute, America Gas Association, Greater Houston Partnership and Junior Achievement of South Texas.
Scott J. McLean Scott J. McLean has been a director since December 2013. He is president of Zions Bancorporation and chairman of its subsidiary, Amegy Bank of Texas. He previously served as chief executive officer of Amegy Bank and executive vice president of Zions Bancorporation. Prior to Amegy Bank, McLean worked for JPMorgan Chase for 23 years, where he served in a number of roles, including president in Dallas, chairman in El Paso and president in Houston. He currently serves on the Southern Methodist University Board of Trustees and the boards of the United Way of Houston and the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.
Susan O. Rheney Susan O. Rheney has been a director since July 2008, and is a private investor.  She has served as a director of QEP Midstream Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of QEP Midstream Partners, LP, a publicly traded limited partnership, since June 2013. From 2002 until March 2010, she served as a director of Genesis Energy, Inc., the general partner of Genesis Energy, LP, a publicly traded limited partnership. From 2003 to 2005, she was a director of Cenveo, Inc., and served as chairman of the board from January to August 2005. She also served until 2001 as a principal with The Sterling Group, a private financial and investment organization.
Phillip R. Smith Phillip R. Smith has been a director since March 2014. He is president and chief executive officer of Torch Energy Advisors, Inc. Prior to joining Torch in 2012 as interim president and chief executive officer, he was a partner with KPMG LLP from 2002 to 2012. Smith also serves on the board of directors and as audit committee chair of Oilstone Energy Services, Inc., a position he has held since October 2014.
R.A. Walker Theodore F. Pound has been a director since April 2015. He is vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Select Energy Services, LLC, a private company providing water solutions and well-site services to energy producers, since January 2013. Previously, he served as vice president, general counsel and secretary of Allis-Chalmers Energy, Inc., a publicly traded oilfield services company, from September 2004 to April 2011, when it was acquired by Seawall Limited. Pound has practiced law in Texas for more than 30 years, primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, compliance and governance.
Peter Wareing Peter S. Wareing has been a director since 2005. He is a co-founder and partner of the private equity firm Wareing, Athon & Company since 1988,  and is involved in a variety of businesses. He is the chairman of the board of Gulf Coast Pre-Stress, Ltd. in Pass Christian, Miss., and a director of Texas Concrete Company. He also currently serves as a trustee of Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.