Kenneth Mercado

    Kenneth Mercado

    CenterPoint Energy Inc.

    Investor-Owned Utility Market Segment

    Kenny Mercado, a more-than-30-year veteran of CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies, has financial and operational responsibility for the company’s electric utility, which consists of a 5,000-square-mile service territory and power delivery to more than 2.3 million homes and businesses in the Houston metropolitan area.

    Mr. Mercado received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Houston. He also received an executive MBA from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.

    A licensed professional engineer registered in the state of Texas, Mr. Mercado serves on the boards of the March of Dimes in Houston, the American Red Cross Greater Houston Area Chapter, the University of Houston Honors College and Engineering Leadership Program, Southeastern Electric Exchange, Research Advisory Council at Electric Power Research Institute, and Advisory Board at Texas A&M Smart Grid Coalition.