Shawn E. Schukar is the Chairman & President of Ameren Transmission at Ameren. Prior to this, they served as the Senior Vice President of Ameren Energy Marketing (AEM) from November 2011 to December 2014. During their time at AEM, Shawn directed $1.2B of energy and energy services sales (5500 MW of gas and coal generation) with 75-person marketing, sales, trading, operations, and asset management team to improve profitability and market share. Some of their accomplishments include improving operational capabilities and optimization of assets within commercial and generation groups, which supported a $300M improvement in cash flows during a period of 20% drop in market prices. Additionally, they led strategic efforts with state/federal organizations which delayed $420M capital spend by 6 years. Shawn also expanded commercial and industrial customers by 39% (550+ companies) while increasing sales 15% and retaining 85%+ of existing customers.
Before their time at AEM, Shawn served as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Ameren Services from January 2008 to November 2011. In this role, they were responsible for leading the development and execution of Ameren’s corporate strategy. Shawn also oversaw the company’s merger and acquisition activities, as well as business development initiatives. Shawn has a proven track record in developing and executing successful strategies that create shareholder value. Shawn is a dynamic leader with a passion for driving results.
Shawn E. Schukar has an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Gies College of Business - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Their manager is Martin J. Lyons, President & CEO. They are on a team with Mark Birk - Chairman & President, Ameren Missouri, Richard J. Mark - Chairman & President, Ameren Illinois, and Chonda Nwamu - SVP, General Counsel & Secretary.
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