Executive Vice President
Current Position: Executive Vice President. In this role, he oversees information technology, business support services and new business development. Tom also serves as a member of the CenterPoint Energy Executive Committee.
Previous Positions: Standish began his career with the company in 1984 and served in various management positions in marketing, rates and research, regulatory relations, and engineering. He formerly served as President of the company's electric delivery utility prior to being named Group President of Regulated Operations in 2005.
Education and Accreditation: He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.
Affiliations and Honors: Standish currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together Houston. He is a former Executive Committee member of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and GridWise Alliance and has served as a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC). He is a past Chairman of the Board of the Greater Houston Area American Red Cross, the Salvation Army Houston Area Command, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Houston chapter, and the Saint Agnes Academy. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the University of St. Thomas, the Texas Energy Coordination Council, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Transmission Access & Power Supply Task Force, the Association of Electric Companies of Texas’ (AECT) Policy Committee, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce’s Regulatory Affairs Committee, the Governor’s STEPP Committee on Utilities, and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. He has also served on the EEI Rate Research Committee and as Vice Chairman of the ERCOT Engineering Subcommittee. He holds two patents dealing with electronic controls.
Personal: Tom, a native Houstonian, is married with three children.