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 hiking, traveling, and spending time 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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