CenterPoint Energy has named Jason Ryan senior vice president and general counsel, effective April 2. He replaces Dana O’Brien, who is stepping down from her role as senior vice president and general counsel for a new career opportunity.

Ryan will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Prochazka and will serve as a member of the company’s senior leadership team. Formerly senior vice president of regulatory services and government affairs at the company, Ryan in his new role will oversee regulatory services, government affairs, corporate governance, securities and commercial law, litigation and claims, internal audit, environmental, ethics, compliance, and privacy.

Ryan joined CenterPoint Energy in 2009, after representing the company as outside regulatory counsel for nearly a decade. Prior to joining CenterPoint Energy, he served as a managing partner at the energy law firm RyanGlover and as a global projects attorney at Baker Botts.