David McClanahan, age 59, has served as a director and as president and chief executive officer of CenterPoint Energy since 2002. He served as vice chairman of our predecessor company from October 2000 to September 2002 and as president and chief operating officer of its Delivery Group from 1999 to September 2002. Previously, he served as president and chief operating officer of our predecessor company’s HL&P division from 1997 to 1999. He has served in various executive officer capacities with the company since 1986. He currently serves on the boards of the Edison Electric Institute and the American Gas Association, where he's currently chairman of the board.
Mike Morris has been President and Chief Executive Officer of American Electric Power Company Inc., (AEP) since January 1, 2004 and its Chairman since February 24, 2004. Mr. Morris serves as Lead Manager of Ing Uk Real Estate Income Trust. He has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Ohio Power Company since 2004. He serves as President of American Electric Power Service Corporation. Mr. Morris has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Columbus Southern Power Company, American Electric Power Service Corp., all are subsidiaries of American Electric Power Company Inc. since 2004. He has been President of AEP Texas North Company since 2004.