Jason P. Wells
President and Chief Operating Officer
Jason is President and Chief Operating Officer of CenterPoint Energy. In this role, he is responsible for the company utilities’ operations, including electric, natural gas and power generation. Jason is focused on safety, promoting excellence across operations and executing on the company’s industry-leading growth plan.
Prior to this role, Jason served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (EVP and CFO), responsible for the company’s Finance organization and its electric generation transition plan. Before joining CenterPoint Energy in 2020, Jason held positions of increasing responsibility with PG&E Corporation for 13 years. He served as EVP and CFO overseeing the financial activities of the nearly $60 billion enterprise.
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 to more than $1.6 billion.
Jason serves on the boards of the Greater Houston Partnership, Central Houston, Inc., M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He is also on the advisory board of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. In addition, he served on the board of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank in 2020 and was 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 (CPA).