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Kimberly Johnston

Kimberly has twenty years of Fortune 500 tax experience in the areas of tax reporting, audit negotiations, regulatory proceedings, advocacy, risk mitigation, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning strategies, SEC investigations, and reorganizations.

Kimberly is the Vice President of Tax for CenterPoint Energy, a Fortune 500 electric and natural gas utility headquartered in Houston, Texas with assets totaling $21 billion and 7,400 employees. She was instrumental in the formation of an $11B publicly traded partnership with a $575M IPO, negotiating favorable settlements with Texas energy deregulation proceedings, and the passage of Texas rate making legislation.

Prior to joining CenterPoint Energy in 2011, Kimberly held leadership positions with Spectra Energy, AIG, Ernst and Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the U.S. Treasury. Corporate Executive Board recognized Kimberly for her operational excellence at Spectra Energy and PwC awarded her the global silver award for client service.

Kimberly has performed speaking engagements at national conferences on risk mitigation, legislative developments, MLPs, and reorganizations. Kimberly has led advocacy efforts resulting in carve out provisions to the House Ways and Means Committee tax reform proposals and testified for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Texas Railroad Commission, and various state governing bodies.
Kimberly has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Utah and is a certified public accountant. She is a graduate of Northwestern Women Directorship Program, Southern Methodist University COX School of Business Executive Program, and the American Leadership Forum.

Kimberly is the founder of Good Works Houston, member of National Association of Corporate Directors, Budget Chair of the Texas Taxpayers Research Association, member of the Greater Houston Partnership Executive Women’s Partnership, and board member of the Houston Area Women’s Center. She is also a former board member of the Tax Executive Institute.

Kimberly and her husband, Michael, have four children and are active community leaders in Houston.

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