Kristen Senechal oversees corporate strategy for LCRA, working across all business units to continue operational and process improvements and develop forward-looking strategies that help LCRA accomplish its business goals. She is also the executive sponsor for Supply Chain at LCRA, focusing on driving high value, strategic initiatives and increasing efficiency. Before joining LCRA, Kristen was director of Strategic Planning at CenterPoint Energy. In this role, she led the strategic planning process at the corporate, business unit and functional levels. She supported growth initiatives and emerging business opportunities, provided internal consulting services, evaluated merger and acquisition opportunities, coordinated the capital commitment review process, and developed business cases for major initiatives and capital commitments. Kristen also held additional roles at CenterPoint in its Regulated Operations Strategy and Treasury departments. Kristen earned her Master of Business Administration from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. She also holds a doctorate in molecular biology and, prior to turning her attention to the energy industry, spent 10 years conducting research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center.