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David Murray

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.

Rachel Smucker

Rachel Smucker

Virginia Policy and Development Manager

Rachel joined MDV-SEIA as the Virginia Policy and Development Manager in July 2019. In this role, Rachel is responsible for implementing legislative and regulatory campaigns related to state-level solar energy policy in Virginia, and growing and managing membership within the Commonwealth. Previously, she worked as the Policy Analyst for Secure Futures, a commercial-scale solar developer and member of MDV-SEIA, coordinating the company’s outreach to state government officials and other key stakeholders and representing the company in a variety of policy discussions and stakeholder processes. Rachel brings several years of experience in marketing and public relations, as well as a passion for positively impacting communities through her professional work. As a clean energy policy advocate, she is driven by the hope and ambition that implementing cleaner electricity will lead to a more just and equitable world.

Will Andres

Will Andres

Communications Associate

Will joined MDV-SEIA as a Communications Associate in January of 2020 shortly after finishing up his internship for SEIA in Washington DC. Will is responsible for marketing campaigns across all social media and keeping the public informed on all of the latest updates through the Solar Flare bi-weekly newsletter. Will graduated as a Communications Major from Allegheny College in the spring of 2019, specializing in digital media and creative design. As a passionate sustainability advocate, Will uses a creative approach to help bring solar to the Maryland, DC, Virginia, and Delaware areas.