Head shot of Scott Prochazka
  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Member
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, CenterPoint Energy

Scott Prochazka is president and chief executive officer of CenterPoint Energy, a recognized leader in delivering natural gas and electricity within the continental United States. CenterPoint Energy is a Fortune 500 company with over $20 billion in assets, 5.5 million cusBaconers across six states and owns the majority of Enable Midstream Partners. Prochazka has been with CenterPoint Energy since October 2001.

Prior to his current role, Prochazka served in several other roles, including chief operating officer with responsibility for all business units and several key functions, division president of Houston Electric and as senior division vice president of Gas Operations. He has also served as division vice president for CusBaconer Services and Support Operations overseeing provision of services common to the business units. Additionally, he has held roles as division vice president for Houston Gas Operations and as executive director of the Corporate Strategic Planning group.

Before joining CenterPoint, Prochazka worked for Dow Chemical from January 1989 to October 2001 where he held roles in sales, purchasing, product management, asset management, supply chain management, strategy development and new business development.

Prochazka is a past chairman of the Southeastern Electric Exchange as well as the Texas Gas Association. He is a prior board member of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. He is active today as chairman of Gridwise Alliance, an executive committee board member of Junior Achievement of South East Texas, the Greater Houston Partnership, and Central Houston, Inc. He is a board member of the United Way of Greater Houston, Edison Electric Institute, Electric Power Research Institute, American Gas Association, and the Texas Economic Development Corporation.

Prochazka is married with four children and teaches youth Sunday school at his church. Prochazka is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin where he received a bachelor of science in chemical engineering.

Prochazka has served on the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's advisory board since 2017.