• Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CenterPoint Energy

Jason P. Wells is the executive vice president and chief financial officer at CenterPoint Energy. In this role, he oversees the company’s Finance organization, including Accounting and Financial Planning, Treasury, Tax, Mergers and Acquisitions, Internal Audit and Investor Relations.

Jason joined CenterPoint Energy from PG&E Corporation where he held roles of increasing responsibility over 13 years. He served as EVP and CFO overseeing the financial activities of the nearly $60 billion enterprise. His accomplishments included leading customer rate affordability initiatives that are expected to deliver $1.6 billion in cumulative savings over a three-year period and implementing PG&E’s strategies to support California’s transition to a clean energy economy. Prior to his EVP and CFO role, Jason held leadership positions in Business Finance and Accounting with PG&E and its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He began his career in 1999 with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Assurance and Business Advisory Services.

He served on the board of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank in 2020. From 2013 to 2019, he served as a board member and treasurer of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco.

Jason earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accounting, both from the University of Florida. He is a certified public accountant.