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Janiece M. Longoria

Janiece M. Longoria was appointed Chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on January 8, 2013, at a joint session of the Harris County Commissioners Court and the Houston City Council.

She has served on the Port Commission since first appointed by the City of Houston in September 2002.

Longoria is an honors graduate of the University of Texas and received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1979.  She is a partner with the firm of Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria & Hall LLP.

Longoria chairs the commission’s Audit Committee and serves on the Governance Committee and Pension and Benefits Committee, and created and chairs the Port Commission’s Dredge Task Force.  She also leads the Chairman’s Citizen Advisory Council, which she established in 2013 and which meets regularly to foster communication between community leaders and the Port Authority.

She also serves on the Board of Directors of CenterPoint Energy, Inc., the third-largest publicly traded natural gas delivery company in the U.S., and the provider of electricity transmission and distribution service for the Houston metropolitan area and natural gas distribution service in six states.  She chairs CenterPoint Energy's Compensation Committee and serves on its Nominating and Governance Committee.

Longoria is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the MD Anderson Board of Visitors, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Medical Center, the Galveston Bay Foundation, and the University of Texas Law School Foundation, among others.

She is a former Vice Chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents and a Founder of the Center for Women in Law and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for the Study of Latin American Law, at the University of Texas School of Law.

Longoria is a recipient of the 2008 Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Board Excellence and has received additional recognitions for her distinguished service in many areas.


 

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