MD DC VA Solar Energy Industries Association





    Dana Sleeper

    Executive Director

    Dana manages the day-to-day operations of MDV-SEIA and works with Energy Administrations, County Government Officials, Legislators, Fire Marshals, and other key players in the energy industry to represent member interests. Over her years at MDV-SEIA, she has testified in numerous regulatory proceedings, bill hearings, and public forums on behalf of the association and its members. The knowledge and experience she has gained as the Executive Director of MDV-SEIA since 2013 makes her one of the region’s highly respected solar industry representatives. Dana guides and oversees all of MDV-SEIA’s research, education, and collaboration activities for its 150 plus member companies.

    A native of Maine and a GWU graduate, Dana’s past roles include Senior Associate at Hanover Research and Executive Director at the Binaytara Foundation. She also served as Committee Sponsorship Chair for the Ralph Verde Foundation, a non-profit that provides need-based scholarships to high school students.

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        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.

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