Shelee Kimura

Senior Vice President, Customer Service

Hawaiian Electric Companies

Shelee Kimura is responsible for customer service for the Hawaiian Electric Companies, which includes the strategy and operations for customer relations, customer solutions, field services and revenue management. She also oversees customer energy resources strategy, policy and operations which is a critical component of Hawaiian Electric’s path to achieve 100 percent renewables.

Shelee previously served as Senior Vice President of Business Development & Strategic Planning overseeing the areas of business development, corporate strategy, renewable generation procurement and contracts, demand response and electrification of transportation.  She provided leadership for the 2014 development of Hawaiian Electric’s strategic transformation plan, co-led its Transformation Program and led several of its strategic initiatives to create more options for customers, integrate more renewables and create new markets.

Prior to joining the Hawaiian Electric Companies, Shelee served at Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) as the manager of Investor Relations and Strategic Planning and director of corporate finance and investments.  Shelee started her career as a CPA at Arthur Andersen and became a consulting manger, continuing at its successor firm, KMH LLP.

The Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) program led by the U.S. Department of Energy, in collaboration with the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy and the MIT Energy Initiative, awarded Shelee with the C3E Business award for her leadership and achievement in 2016.  Shelee was also selected for the Girl Scouts of Hawaii Women of Distinction in 2020.

Shelee graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa with a bachelor of business administration degree and was a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  Shelee is an Omidyar Fellow and serves on the board of Hawaii Institute of Public Affairs, the audit committee of Kamehameha Schools, and the University of Hawaii Outreach College Advisory Council.