Centerpoint Energy: William D. Rogers to serve as CFO
With more than 20 years of financial experience, Mr. Rogers was most recently vice president and treasurer at American Water Works Company, Inc., the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility.
Previously, he served as chief financial officer for NV Energy, Inc., an investor-owned utility headquartered in Las Vegas.
He had previously served as vice president of finance, risk and tax, as well as corporate treasurer.
Before joining NV Energy in June 2005, he was a managing director in capital markets for Merrill Lynch and prior served in a similar role at JPMorgan Chase in New York.
Mr. Rogers holds an MBA in accounting and finance from Duke University.
He is also a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Military Academy with a bachelor's degree in engineering and economics.
Before beginning his finance career, he served as a captain in the Army Corps of Engineers for five years.
Mr. Rogers will succeed Gary L. Whitlock as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 3, 2015.
Before joining CenterPoint Energy, Mr. Whitlock was vice president of Finance and CFO of Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.
He started his career with Dow in Texas Operations in 1972 and transferred to Dow’s global headquarters in 1981 where he was responsible for overall corporate financial reporting and analysis.
Three years later, he was named finance director for Dow in the United Kingdom and Ireland, where he was also responsible for Information Systems.
Mr. Whitlock returned to the U.S. in 1990 to lead financial reporting and analysis for Dow U.S and five years later, was named vice president and North American Controller and was a member of the Dow North American Operating Board.
During his Dow career, he had global finance responsibilities and served on the board of directors of various Dow entities.
He is a certified public accountant and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Sam Houston State University, where he was named a Distinguished Alumni.
Mr. Whitlock is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs, Financial Executives International, Sam Houston State University President’s Circle as well as Foundation Trustee, and the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Dean's Council.
He currently serves on the boards of Enable Midstream Partners, LLC, CHI St. Luke’s Health System, The Woodlands and the Leadership Cabinet of Texas Children’s Hospital.
He previously served on the board of Texas Genco, a power generation company that was listed on the NYSE. ■