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Cullen College of Engineering Executive Leadership Board

Executive Leadership Board Member

Kenny Mercado
Kenny Mercado (’91)
Executive Vice President, Utility Management Services, Quanta Services Incorporated

After more than thirty-six years at CenterPoint Energy and predecessor companies, Kenny is now Executive Vice President, Utility Management Services for Quanta Services Incorporated. In his past role, he led the company’s electric business, responsible for electric transmission, distribution, engineering, and power delivery solutions in the greater Houston area, as well as managing electric generation in Evansville, Indiana. In addition, he led the integration and implementation of CenterPoint Energy and Vectren Corporation into one company, including process improvement, change leadership, technology integration, management office, and strategic sourcing and purchasing.

In his role at Quanta, Kenny is responsible for offering strategic best-in-class commercial excellence as the company expands and grows its utility services with key utility customers.

Kenny has served on the board of the Research Advisory Council at the Electric Power Research Institute, Engineering Leadership Board at the University of Houston, the United Way of Greater Houston, and the Center for Houston’s Future. He is also the past Chairman of the Board of Directors of both Southeast Electrical Exchange and March of Dimes in Houston, and former board member of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, and the Greater Houston Chapter of the American Red Cross.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Houston. Kenny also received and Executive MBA from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and is a registered engineer in the State of Texas.