Energy distributor CenterPoint Energy has promoted Jason Ryan to senior vice president and general counsel. Formerly senior vice president of regulatory services and government affairs at the companyC, Ryan will now oversee regulatory services, government affairs, corporate governance, securities and commercial law, litigation and claims, internal audit, environmental, and ethics, compliance and privacy.
Ryan will report to Scott Prochazka, president and chief executive officer of CenterPoint Energy. He also will serve as a member of the company’s senior leadership team. Ryan replaces Dana C. O’Brien, who is stepping down from her role as senior vice president and general counsel for a new career opportunity.
“Throughout his career at CenterPoint Energy, Jason has built a track record as an accomplished leader with proven expertise across a wide range of areas and disciplines,” said Prochazka. “His deep knowledge of CenterPoint Energy and the energy delivery business makes him highly qualified to serve in this new role.”
Ryan joined CenterPoint Energy in 2009, after representing the company as outside regulatory counsel for nearly a decade. Prior to joining CenterPoint Energy, he served as a managing partner at the energy law firm RyanGlover and as a global projects attorney at Baker Botts. Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his law degree with honors from the University of Texas School of Law. Ryan served as an Information Dominance Warfare Officer in the United States Navy from 2005 to 2015. He was appointed by Texas Governor Perry to the Texas Diabetes Council in 2013 for a six-year term ending in 2019.