Shelley Longmuir

Shelley Longmuir


Shelley A. Longmuir became a Director of Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) in 2012. She is currently Chair of the Nominating Committee, previously having served as Chair of: the Human Resources & Compensation Committee (2012-2017); the Compliance Committee (2015-17); the Search Committee (2014 & 2018). She also has served as a member of the Corporate Governance; Nominating; and the Finance & Audit Committees. WECC bifurcated its operations in 2013-14, and Ms. Longmuir chaired the Search Committee for both the new CEO of WECC as well as the Reliability Coordinator, Peak Reliability, which provides situational awareness and real-time monitoring within the Western Interconnection.

Ms. Longmuir has enjoyed a diverse career as a Corporate Board Member, Fortune 50 Senior Officer and Federal Government Legal/Administrative Counsel. Her experience spans energy, technology, mining, aviation, transportation and healthcare industries. For more than a decade, Ms. Longmuir has been intimately involved in the energy sector as Board member of two entities with the largest footprints in North America, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO), and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC). Ms. Longmuir also served on the Advisory Board of Petra Solar, a solar technology provider for the renewable energy and distributed power generation markets. Previously Ms. Longmuir served as a Non-Executive Director with Aggregate Industries plc when it operated as a London Stock Exchange company prior to acquisition by Swiss-based Holcim. At the time, it was one of the UK’s largest aggregates and building materials enterprises.

Complementing Ms. Longmuir’s Board experience is an equally diverse executive career. As one of the top female executives at United Continental Holdings for 10 years, she was instrumental in developing global strategies and navigating legislative and regulatory hurdles enabling UAL to establish the “Star Alliance” with partners across Europe and Asia, and achieve “first mover” position in key markets against local and foreign competition. During her tenure as President and CEO of National Business Aviation Association, Ms. Longmuir launched programs to advance worldwide commercial business prospects for the trade association’s 7.6K member companies.

After clerking for a federal judge and working for a large NYC law firm, Ms. Longmuir spent the initial years of her Washington DC career as an appellate attorney (DOJ) and then as a politically appointed administrator with 2 US federal agencies (HUD & DOT).

Ms. Longmuir holds a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law where she served as Managing Editor of the Journal of International Law & Politics. She is admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia and Illinois. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate, with dual Bachelor degrees, from Brown University where she was selected for Phi Beta Kappa.