MD DC VA Solar Energy Industries Association

Staff

 

 Staff

 

    David Murray

    Executive Director

    A native of Washington, D.C., David joined MDV-SEIA as Executive Director in May of 2017. David’s primary responsibilities are implementing legislative and regulatory campaigns related to state-level solar energy policy, and managing membership of the organization. Previously, he worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council and Environmental Entrepreneurs, performing business engagement, policy research, and advocacy related to clean energy. He also served on numerous political campaigns in Virginia and North Carolina. David has a Master’s in Energy and Development Studies from the University of Cape Town and B.A. from the University of the North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is certified as a LEED Green Associate and NABCEP Entry Level Installer.

        Leigh Yeatts

        Operations and Policy Associate

        Leigh leads membership efforts for MDV-SEIA and assists with general day-to-day operations. She also provides support for events such as MDV-SEIA’s annual conference, Solar Focus. Leigh contributes to MDV-SEIA’s policy work by coordinating with Board Members and membership to develop policy positions and goals. She holds a degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, focusing on policy and politics, from George Mason University. She previously held internships with project developer SolUnesco, GMU’s Center for Climate Change Communication, and I.O. Sustainability, LLC. She is a Virginia native who enjoys traveling and outdoor activities such as hiking with her golden retriever.

        Email her at leigh@mdvseia.org

            Andrew Eames

            Marketing & Communications Intern

            Andrew supports MDV-SEIA in communications and event planning efforts. His responsibilities include management of MDV-SEIA’s online presence and newsletters, as well as assisting with the coordination of Solar Focus, MDV-SEIA’s annual conference. Andrew earned his BA in English from Mary Washington University, and has since developed his communications  skill set through a ten-month internship with Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture, a DC-based agricultural development contractor, which he completed in 2016. He also served as an AmeriCorps volunteer, where he helped to implement ground-level environmental conservation projects in southern Utah. Andrew grew up in Reston, Virginia, and loves to get outside for rock climbing and camping.

            Email him at andrew@mdvseia.org