David BakerVice President, Distribution Power Delivery Electric Operations
David has more than 30 years of electric and natural gas utility experience with CenterPoint Energy. He started with Houston Lighting and Power, a predecessor company of CenterPoint Energy, in 1985 at the South Texas Project, in nuclear plant operations. After that, he had assignments with increasing levels of responsibility in fossil plant engineering, multiple power plants, customer relations and electric distribution operations. In 2006, he was promoted to Vice President of Gas Operations to lead and execute a model to increase operational efficiencies, implement successful rate strategies, deploy technology and oversee robust capital investment. David had assignments over regional operations in Louisiana/Mississippi and then in Minnesota. In 2010 he returned to the electric business unit as Vice President of Electric Distribution Operations. David and his team managed the largest capital program ever in the electric utility with a focus on enhanced service reliability, system resiliency, system maintenance and supporting the significant growth in the service territory. Today he is responsible for all customer service and contact center operations for the regulated gas and electric utilities of CenterPoint Energy serving over five million customers across six states. In addition, he is responsible for customer billing, credit and collections for the regulated Gas LDCs. David graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and has completed advanced business courses at the University of Idaho.