CenterPoint Energy announces three executive changes

Published on March 02, 2017 by Daily Energy Insider Reports

CenterPoint Energy recently named Scott Doyle senior vice president of Natural Gas Distribution, Joe Vortherms senior vice president of Energy Services and Jason Ryan vice president of regulatory and government affairs.

“Our businesses are performing well, and these assignments align with our strategy and support our leadership succession planning process,” Scott Prochazka, president and CEO of CenterPoint Energy, said. “Each of these leaders brings a strong set of experiences and capabilities that will continue to drive our company forward.”

Doyle will be responsible for operational and financial results of the company’s natural gas utility footprint. Doyle has worked with CenterPoint Energy for over 20 years. Most recently, he directed the company’s gas and electric regulatory and legislative activities, as well as corporate communications, community relations and local relations in Houston.

Vortherms has been with the company for over 28 years. He previously served as vice president of Gas Operations for Minnesota, where his responsibilities included gas utility operations and the company’s Home Service Plus business.

In his new role, Ryan will be responsible for Regulatory, Government Relations and Local Relations. He will retain his current role as vice president of regulatory legal. Ryan has represented the company in legislative and regulatory matter over 15 years.