Joseph J. Vortherms
Senior Vice President, Competitive Energy Businesses
With more than 30 years of experience, Joseph (Joe) is senior vice president of Competitive Energy Businesses for CenterPoint Energy. He is responsible for the company’s competitive businesses, including natural gas supply and sales, commercial development and marketing, and Vectren’s Miller Pipeline, Minnesota Limited and Energy Systems Group.
Prior to this role, Joe was senior vice president of CenterPoint Energy Services, CenterPoint Energy’s unregulated natural gas sales and services business and a leading provider of competitive energy services. During his tenure with the company, he served as regional vice president of Gas Operations for Minnesota where his responsibilities included not only gas utility operations in the state but also the company’s Home Service Plus business. He has also held various other positions in the Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Sales, and Field Operations departments within CenterPoint Energy.
Joe has served on numerous industry committees and boards in the American Gas Association, Midwest Energy Association, Southern Gas Association, United Way, Red Cross and various civic organizations.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Minnesota State University in Mankato. He’s a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the Utility Executive Course at the University of Idaho.