​Joseph (Joe) J. Vortherms

Senior Vice President, Energy Services

Joe VorthermsCurrent Position: Senior Vice President, Energy Services. He has been leading the company's growing unregulated natural gas sales and services businesses that operates in 33 states and serves more than 100,000 customers.

Previous Positions: Vortherms has been with CenterPoint Energy for more than 28 years and led the recent acquisitions of two retail energy services companies, which increases CES's scale and geographic reach and expands its capabilities. Prior to his current position, Vortherms served as vice president of Gas Operations in Minnesota, where his responsibilities included gas utility operations and the company's unregulated Home Service Plus business.

Education and Accreditation: He holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from Minnesota State University in Mankato and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a graduate of the Utility Executive Course at the University of Idaho.

Affiliations and Honors: Vortherms currently serves on the Southern Gas Association Executive Council as well as the American Gas Association Scenario Planning Council. He previously served on the boards of the Minnesota Region American Red Cross and the Minnesota Business Partnership.

Personal: He and his wife have 2 children.