CenterPoint Energy said Carla Kneipp, currently vice president of investor relations, has been appointed vice president and treasurer. In addition to leading the company's treasury function, Kneipp will retain management responsibility for investor relations.
"The company's treasury function is critical to the success of our business," said Gary L. Whitlock, executive vice president and chief executive officer of CenterPoint Energy. "Carla will provide strong leadership to ensure we effectively execute the company's financing strategy and that we continue to have an efficient and effective treasury operation. In addition, she will provide an excellent interface to the broader financial community and our investors."
Before joining CenterPoint Energy in 2007 as vice president of internal audit, Kneipp was vice president of internal audit and control for BMC Software, Inc. where she managed the global internal audit functions and Sarbanes Oxley compliance program. She was also a tax and audit consultant for Coopers & Lybrand, LLP and Price Waterhouse LLP.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and energy services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.
The company also owns a 54.7 percent limited partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, a publicly traded master limited partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp., which owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With more than 8,500 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 140 years.