CenterPoint Energy is a domestic energy delivery company that engages in electricity transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution and sales, and interstate pipeline and gathering operations. The company provides natural gas service to more than 2 million customers and both electricity and gas service to a combined customer base of more than 4 million. In addition to providing utilities for the Houston metropolitan area, the company serves customers located throughout the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The company s pipelines division owns and operates two interstate pipelines, gathers natural gas, provides maintenance and technical services to third-party clients and installs the company s remote wellhead monitoring and measuring product, ServiceStar. David M. McClanahan has been the chief executive officer of CenterPoint Energy for more than four years. He has been with the utility company for over 34 years. McClanahan earned a BS degree from the University of Texas-El Paso, and a MBA from the University of Houston. An employer of more than 9,000 people, CenterPoint Energy is headquartered in Houston.