Leviticous “Vic” Cleveland

CenterPoint Energy

Manager, Supplier Diversity

Leviticous “Vic” Cleveland is the Supplier Diversity & Small Business Liaison Officer at CenterPoint Energy, a Houston-based electric and natural gas utility company providing energy to over seven million customers across an six-state territory.

Vic champions the Supplier Diversity program at CenterPoint and actively supports business diversity councils & committees helping to grow the community of small, diverse-owned businesses that undergird our economy.

Vic joined Shell Oil Company’s contracting & procurement team in 2007 and over the next eight years supported Shell’s Gulf Coast refineries and chemical plants. In May of 2015, Vic joined Shell’s corporate team in Houston at Motiva Enterprises (formerly a Shell joint venture) as the Senior Category Manger for service contracts supporting Texas & Louisiana refineries, as well as logistics terminals along the East Coast. He began his current role at CenterPoint Energy in November of 2020.

Vic is a purposeful advocate for equitable inclusion of small businesses. He is a board-member of the Mid-States Supplier Development Council and committee member of various committees, to include: the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, Indiana Energy Association, EEI’s Business Diversity Committee and WBENC’s Utility Advisory Board.