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Gary Hayes

CenterPoint Energy
CIO & VP of Information Technology

Gary Hayes joined CenterPoint Energy in 2010 as the Division Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In this position, he leads the information technology solutions and infrastructure across CenterPoint Energy's electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, competitive natural gas sales and services, interstate pipelines and field services operations which serves more than five million metered customers in six states.

Hayes came to CNP with over 30 years of utility experience. Gary joined CNP from TXU Energy where. as vice president of its Business Applications group, he led the development, deployment and operations of a portfolio of IT systems. Most notably. he led the delivery of customer technology solutions for TXU Energy's retail, operating, and marketing platform anchored by SAP technology.

Prior to joining TXU Energy, Hayes served as a director at Deloitte Consulting. For ten years, his focus was Deloilte's energy practice, delivering consulting services for strategy, operalions and large scale Implementation of customer, field services and enterprise solutions for regulated and deregulated companies providing electric and gas services.

Hayes' energy experience began in 1980 at Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, a regional regulated utility providing services to customers In Oklahoma and western Arkansas. During his tenure at OG&E, he was involved in the construction of three 550 megawatt power plants as well as the expansion of service and electric facilities across OG&E's service territory. Hayes led OG&E's transmission engineering and land management departments. In 1996 he led the SAP implementation for transmission and distribution operations, field services, facilities and transportation management.

Hayes holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University. He is a registered professional engineer and land surveyor.

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Wednesday, November 20

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