April 11, 2018
Two Houston electric companies and a giant Texas oil company made the top ten list of firms with the most “diverse” leaders and executives, with a large number of energy companies making the top 25.
A new report from the National Diversity Council surveyed 101 of the biggest Texas businesses by revenue, then rated them by the number of leaders who correspond to population diversities.
The report looked at the gender, ethnicity and race of companies and compared those numbers to Texas demographic data.
Houston’s CenterPoint Energy was top-rated among energy companies at number five (after J. C. Penney, Kimberly-Clark, Nieman Marcus and Texas Instruments).
Dynegy (now part of Vistra Energy) was number seven and ConocoPhillips was eight.
Marathon Oil was also high on the list of 101 at number 11.
The former Halliburton subsidiary KBR was number 13.
Phillips 66 was number 18, Westlake Chemical was number 19 and Nustar Energy was number 20.
And that’s just the top 20.
Valero Energy was number 22 and Enbridge was number 24.
The report added, though, that 78% of the people holding executive and board positions were white males, cautioning that there is a long way to go to achieve true diversity in leadership among all the companies listed.