Duke Energy Board Member to Chair Jones School Council

first_imgFacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis Share CONTACT: Philip Montgomery PHONE: (713)831-4792E-MAIL: [email protected] ENERGY BOARD MEMBER TO CHAIR JONES SCHOOLCOUNCILDuke Energy Corporation board memberDennis Hendrix, also former chairman of PanEnergy Corp., will serve as chair ofthe Council of Overseers for the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School ofAdministration.The council consists of business leaders responsible for advising the JonesSchool on its degree and non-degree programs and recommending future courses ofaction to ensure that the school continues to thrive.Ben Love, a longtime banker and former chair of Texas Commerce Bancshares,Inc., stepped down recently after years of devoted service as chair of the JonesSchool Council of Overseers.“I am very pleased to have this opportunity to work with Dean Whitaker, theJones School faculty and the Council of Overseers,” Hendrix said. “I amimpressed with the plans that Dean Whitaker and President Malcolm Gillis havefor the Jones School, and I am excited about being involved in that effort.”Hendrix is a member of the board of directors of Duke Energy Corp. and servedas chairman of the board of PanEnergy Corp. prior to its merger with Duke PowerCo. in July 1997.Duke Energy is a global energy company with more than $20 billion in assets.Duke Energy companies provide electric service to almost 2 million customers;operates pipelines that deliver 12 percent of the natural gas consumed in theUnited States; and are leading marketers of electricity, natural gas and naturalgas liquids.“Dennis Hendrix is an especially worthy successor to Ben Love as chair of theCouncil of Overseers,” said Rice President Malcolm Gillis. “He shares our visionfor the Jones School, and has the acumen and the networks that we will need totap to fulfill this vision.”Hendrix was chief executive officer of Pan Energy from November 1990 untilApril 1995, when he left that position as part of a planned managementsuccession. Before joining PanEnergy, he was president and chief executiveofficer of Texas Eastern Corp. from 1986 until 1989. He first joined TexasEastern as president and as a member of the board of directors in 1985.“Dennis Hendrix’s significant experience as a corporate leader over the yearswill serve the Jones School well,” Whitaker said. “We can learn much from hisknowledge and experiences, his many contacts, and from his deep interest inmanagement education. We are indeed fortunate to have him associated with theJones School. I look forward to working closely with him.”Hendrix will work with Whitaker to outline the duties of the committee and todelineate the duties of the school as it enters a new era marked by a newexecutive MBA program, plans to recruit more national and internationalstudents, and plans to increase the faculty.  ###last_img