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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 and chairman since September 2002. He is chairman and founder of Instrument Products, Inc., an oil-tool manufacturing company in Houston, Texas. He has served as a director of Halliburton Company since 2006, Western Gas Holdings, LLC, general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP, since 2008, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. since July 2010, and LRE GP, LLC, general partner of LRR Energy, L.P., since November 2011. He has served as a director of Healthcare Service Corporation since 1998 and as its chairman since 2002. 

Michael P. Johnson
  • Michael P. Johnson has been a director since 2008.  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. He is currently a director of Patriot Coal Corporation, QuikTrip Corporation and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. 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 a director of Patriot Coal Corporation since January 2011 and as commissioner of the Port of Houston Authority since 2002. She served 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. She also previously served as the treasurer and a director of the Houston Convention Center Hotel Corporation from 1999 to 2004.

Scott Prochazka 
  • Scott M. Prochazka has served as president and chief executive officer of CenterPoint Energy since January 2014. 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 the Corporate Strategic Planning and Customer Service divisions. Prior to joining CenterPoint Energy, Prochazka worked for Dow Chemical from 1989 to 2001. He currently serves on the boards of the Edison Electric Institute and the American Gas Association.

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 is a private investor. 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.

R.A. Walker
  • R. A. Walker has been a director since April 2010. He is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He joined Anadarko in 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, later serving as President and Chief Operating Officer. He is a Director of BOK Financial Corporation and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Houston Museum of Natural Science. He previously served as a director of Western Gas Holdings, LLC from August 2007 until March 2013, Western Gas Equity Holdings, LLC from September 2012 until March 2013, and Temple-Inland, Inc. from November 2008 until February 2012.

Peter Wareing
  • Peter S. Wareing has been a director since 2005. Mr. Wareing is a co-founder and partner of the private equity firm Wareing, Athon & Company 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. He also currently serves as a trustee of Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.