MD DC DE VA Solar Energy Industries Association





    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.

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        Leigh Yeatts

        Manager, Operations and Policy

        Leigh manages operations, policy work, and event planning for MDV-SEIA. She coordinates sponsor and speaker recruitment, logistics, and strategic planning for MDV-SEIA’s annual regional conference, Solar Focus. Leigh provides policy support through coordinating state policy committees meetings, tracking and providing updates on state solar legislation, and working with membership, staff, and the Board of Directors 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 Virginia project developer SolUnesco, GMU’s Center for Climate Change Communication, and I.O. Sustainability, LLC. She is a Virginia native who enjoys traveling with her golden retriever.

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            Andrew Eames

            Marketing & Communications Fellow

            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.

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              Isabella Gosen

              Events Planning and Communication Intern

              Isabella joined MDV-SEIA as an Events Planning and Communication Intern in the Fall of 2017. She provides support for the coordination, logistics, and strategic planning of MDV-SEIA’s annual regional conference, Solar Focus. Through this internship, Isabella hopes to further her experience and gain knowledge about the Solar Energy Industry. She wants to become an advocate for the expansion of renewable energy technologies to help create a cleaner environment for our future. Isabella is presently an undergraduate student at the George Washington University, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Communication and Organizational Sciences. She is the current President of the George Washington University Polo Club. She is originally from Caracas, Venezuela and loves food gastronomy and horseback riding.