Jason P. Wells
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jason is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (EVP and CFO) of CenterPoint Energy. In this role, he oversees the company's Finance organization, including Accounting and Financial Planning, Treasury, Tax, Mergers and Acquisitions, Internal Audit and Investor Relations. He is also responsible for the company's electric generation transition plan.
Jason joined CenterPoint Energy from PG&E Corporation where he held roles of increasing responsibility for more than 13 years. He served as EVP and CFO overseeing the financial activities of the nearly $60 billion enterprise. Prior to this role, Jason held leadership positions in Finance Planning and Accounting with PG&E and its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He began his career in 1999 with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Assurance and Business Advisory Services.
In his roles as Chief Financial Officer, Jason successfully led the execution of more than $50 billion in capital markets and strategic transactions. He has developed significant experience leading the transition to a clean energy economy, including help develop the strategy to achieve CenterPoint Energy's industry leading Net Zero emission goal by 2035. Jason also successfully led one of the largest corporate reorganizations in history and has delivered sustainable cost savings totaling over $1.6 billion.
Jason currently serves on the Bauer College Board of the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, and on the advisory board of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. He also served on the board of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank in 2020 and as a board member and treasurer of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco from 2013 to 2019.
He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting, both from the University of Florida. He is a Certified Public Accountant.