Luanne Gutermuth

Luanne Gutermuth is a senior executive with broad functional experience and over 20 years in the energy industry.  She brings particular expertise in the areas of talent, strategy and governance.  Luanne’s career reflects a demonstrated track record of developing and implementing strategies that improved corporate performance and effectively addressed talent needs.  She successfully led multiple enterprise-wide transformation initiatives, including M&A integration, business process outsourcing, large-scale system implementations, and organizational culture change.

Luanne recently retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of WGL, a $4.5B energy solutions company, and its primary subsidiary, Washington Gas, a local gas distribution company serving 1.2 million customers in the Greater Washington, DC area.  She was responsible for key corporate functions including Human Resources, Information Technology and Supply Chain as well as all customer-facing activities for the utility, including Consumer Services and Sales & Marketing.  Previously she served as Chief Human Resource Officer where she created and implemented talent strategies that improved leadership capability, delivered a skilled, engaged workforce and drove an inclusive culture.

Luanne is a member of the Washington Performing Arts Board, its Governance Committee and serves as Vice Chair of its Equity Committee.  She is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and previously served as Secretary of the Board and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee.  She also serves on the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Board, and is affiliated with several community organizations and industry associations.

Luanne received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from William & Mary, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland, and a Certificate in Organization Development from Georgetown University.