Senior Client Partner, Utilities, Renewable Energy & Infrastructure, Global Co-Lead ESG & Sustainability

Shelly is a member of Korn Ferry’s Energy and Infrastructure Practices where her clients include energy and water/wastewater utilities (public and private), renewable energy development and technology companies, PE infrastructure and E&C/EPC companies.

Shelly is also a co-founder and leader of Korn Ferry’s global Sustainability and ESG Practice where she and her colleagues work with corporations, private equity, NFP and NGO clients worldwide to identify, recruit and develop the learning-agile leadership required to deliver robust energy decarbonization strategies and urgent and transformative climate solutions.  

The unifying theme of her clients is their work to identify and integrate complex and innovative technologies, products, infrastructure, processes, systems and regulatory and legislative policies that promote Sustainability and ESG resiliency, mitigate ecosystem impact, foster innovation and facilitate access to needed capital while delivering sustainable and financial success. 

Her work across these sectors has included Board Director, CEO, CFO, COO, CSO and other top leadership searches. She also leads CEO succession and enterprise leadership transformation initiatives in these sectors.

Shelly’s prior industry experience includes roles standing up a comprehensive sustainability and ESG program for a global CPG company, independent power project development and financing, regulatory and government affairs,  water and wastewater infrastructure development.  

Shelly holds a master of science degree  in environmental science from the University of Texas at Dallas and a bachelor of arts degree in zoology (biology and environmental science) from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.