Sheila Hollis

Sheila Hollis is the Acting Executive Director of the United States Energy Association. Prior to her appointment in August 2020, Hollis had served as USEA Chairman since June 2019. Hollis is of-Counsel with the firm Duane Morris LLP, served on its executive committee, and was managing partner and is Chair of the Washington, D.C. office. She specializes in energy and environmental law and policy, domestically and internationally.

She was the first woman president of the Federal Energy Bar Association (EBA), chaired the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources of the American Bar Association (ABA), and serves on the ABA Board of Governors. Hollis is the first energy lawyer to be honored as one of the Top 100 Lawyers and Top 50 Women Lawyers in Washington, D.C. by Super Lawyers.

She serves on the board of the American Friends of the Royal Society and holds several other honorary positions. She is an honorary North American member of the Commercial Bar of England and Wales. Hollis is a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Law and has received multiple honors and awards, including lifetime achievement awards from Platts Energy in 2011 and the Petroleum Economist in 2018.

A Colorado native, Sheila is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder. She graduated cum laude in general studies and with honors in journalism. She received her J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law, and studied international law at Exeter University in Exeter, England.