Sue B. Ortenstone
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
With nearly 40 years of experience in the natural gas industry, Sue is senior vice president and chief human resources officer for CenterPoint Energy. Sue joined the company in 2014 and is responsible for talent, compensation and benefits, labor relations, and enterprise communications and community relations. She also has oversight of facilities and security, as well as the charitable foundation.
Before joining CenterPoint Energy, she was senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Copano Energy, responsible for Human Resources, Information Technology, Administrative Services and Commercial Risk Management. Before joining Copano, Sue was executive vice president and chief administrative officer at El Paso Corporation, responsible for Human Resources and other corporate functions. Additionally, Sue worked for several El Paso business units in a variety of roles including chief executive officer of EPIC Energy in Australia, president of El Paso Gas Services, and other engineering, operations and business development positions.
Sue serves on the industrial advisory board in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. She is also a member of the board of trustees for Northwest Assistance Ministries of Houston. She is a past member of the advisory board for Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. In 2013, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013 for the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering.