​​​​​Lynne Harkel-Rumford

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer​​

Lynne Harkel-RumfordLynne is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of CenterPoint Energy. In this role, she oversees several corporate functions, including Talent, Compensation and Benefits, Labor Relations, Learning and Organizational Development, Communications, Community Relations, Corporate Security and Safet​y and Technical Training.

During her tenure with the company, Ly​nne has served in several leadership roles, including Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President of Compensation, Benefits and Human Resources Technology. She joined CenterPoint Energy's Legal department in 1999, where she advised leadership on compensation and benefits matters, including pension and welfare benefits plans, executive compensation and incentive compensation plans. Before joining CenterPoint Energy, Lynne practiced law at Vinson & Elkins and Baker Botts in the areas of executive compensation and benefits.

Lynne is a member of the Houston Bar Association and Texas Bar, and serves on the board of Target Hunger in Houston.

She received a bachelor'​s degree in journalism from Indiana University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center, graduating cum laude.