Gary L. Whitlock

Gary Whitlock

Gary L. Whitlock

Position: Trustee
2012-2018

Gary L. Whitlock is the retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CenterPoint Energy, a Fortune 250 electric and gas utility where he was responsible for all financial activities, risk management and strategy.  He has worked in the chemicals and energy industry since 1972 and prior to joining CenterPoint Energy in 2001 he served in a number of global financial roles of increasing responsibility with The Dow Chemical Company. He received a BBA with a major in accounting from Sam Houston in 1972.  He is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Texas Society of CPA's, American Institute of CPA's, Financial Executives International and the Indiana University Kelly School of Business Dean's Council. He is a member of the President's Circle at Sam Houston and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of the university in 1997 and inducted into the College of Business Hall of Honor in 2006. He has supported the university since graduation and is a member of the Samuel Houston Society. He is and his wife Pam are Sam Houston Alumni Association Life Members. They support the university with contributions for scholarships in business, education and nursing. He and his wife Pam live in The Woodlands, Texas and have two children and one granddaughter.