Jacob Bunch, Class XXX
Jake Bunch is the director of the North Region of Distribution Operations for CenterPoint Energy, responsible for managing all electric business operations, including construction, operations, maintenance and reliability of the electrical distribution system that serves over 900,000 customers in the Cypress, Greenspoint, Humble, and Spring Branch service areas covering over 1,300 square miles. Jake was previously the company’s director of labor relations, responsible for collective bargaining activities across seven bargaining units, and preventative employee relations. His prior experience includes collective bargaining and employee relations in the consumer products, and government service contracting industries. Jake is the past chairman of the Edison Electric Institute’s Labor and Employee Relations Executive Committee, and previously served on various human resource working groups with the Greater Houston Partnership. Jake was a member of Class XXX of Leadership Houston, has served on its board of directors since 2012, was the Chair of Class XXXIII, and is currently the Chairman of its board. Jake also serves on the board of directors of Career and Recovery Resources, Inc, and was named its Volunteer of the Year for 2018. He holds a master of science in industrial labor relations from West Virginia University. Jake, April, and their son, Jackson reside in Houston, Texas.