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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.

Kathryn Bailey

Kathryn Bailey

Communications & Knowledge Management Fellow

Kathryn is a Communications and Knowledge Management Fellow at MDV-SEIA. She maintains the organization’s online presence, assists with the coordination of Solar Focus, MDV-SEIA’s annual conference, and aids in research endeavors. Currently a graduate student at Middlebury Institute of International Studies, she is pursuing a Master’s in International Environmental Policy with a concentration in Natural Resource Management and Policy. She previously interned with California American Water in their External Affairs Department and with WWF-Vietnam’s Corporate Engagement Office in the Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam where she was the Editor of Textile and Garment Sector in Vietnam: Water Risks and Solution. Kathryn is originally from Connecticut and likes to spend her free time hiking with her dog.

Email her at kathryn@mdvseia.org.