SHAWN E. SCHUKAR
President, Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI)
Shawn Schukar is chairman and president of Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) – a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation, dedicated to electric transmission infrastructure investment. In addition to leading the development of new transmission, he is also responsible for the operations, planning and policymaking of Ameren’s transmission system of nearly 7,800 circuit miles of high-voltage transmission lines in Illinois and Missouri.
Schukar has more than 30 years of experience in the utility industry. Since 2013, as senior vice president, Schukar led various Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois divisions. During his tenure with the company, his responsibilities include marketing; trading and asset management; transmission, distribution and generation management; engineering; regulatory and risk management; and business and corporate planning.
Schukar is a member of the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) CEO Business Continuity Task Force, EEI Energy Delivery Public Policy Executive Advisory Committee (EAC) and EEI Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Schukar has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. He is active in several community and nonprofit organizations, including the Arts and Education Council of St. Louis, Missouri Botanical Garden and Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis. He and his wife reside in Collinsville, Illinois.