Since 2002, Vote Solar has been working to make solar affordable and accessible to more Americans. We work at the state level all across the country to support the policies and programs needed to repower our grid with clean energy.
Vote Solar’s approach to advocacy combines deep technical and policy expertise with public education and mobilization. We build both the fact-based case and the political will needed to accelerate solar progress.
Energy policy – particularly at the forefront of our clean energy transition – is a complex and dynamic arena. Our technical experts help regulators and other policymakers understand policy options, make the case for strong program and regulatory design, and implement the programs that are going to most effectively support diverse and sustainable solar growth.
The American people overwhelmingly support solar energy, a powerful fact that remains true across state and party lines – but the policy and regulatory processes deciding our solar future are remarkably inaccessible to the general public. Our campaign and communications teams work to give our solar-loving public a strong voice in these critical policy decisions through press, social media and grassroots mobilization.
We aim to transform one of this country’s most powerful industries in states nationwide, and we can’t do it alone. We make the most of our skills and limited resources by collaborating with local and national partners wherever possible. From our position as an independent solar advocacy group, Vote Solar has an important role to play in bringing diverse interests together toward the common goal of solar growth.
Meet the Vote Solar Team
Adam leads Vote Solar's team of advocates, experts and staff working to bring solar to the mainstream across the U.S. Adam co-founded the organization in 2002 after he had so much fun working on a successful local solar ballot initiative that he decided to pursue ...
Managing Director, Campaigns
Annie oversees Vote Solar’s campaigns and manages our regional staff. She has spent the last 14 years working to advance clean energy policies at the state and federal levels. Annie was Vote Solar’s fourth hire back in 2008. In 2010 she left the organization to ...
Interior West Director
Originally from Anthony, New Mexico, Art serves as the Interior West Director for AZ and NM. Art graduated from New Mexico State University in 2003, and has worked on several political campaigns, non-profits and the U.S. House of Representatives. He is currently working on his ...
Senior Director, Midwest States
Becky serves as Vote Solar’s Senior Director for the Midwest States, managing the organization’s campaigns in the Midwest. Based in Chicago, she has been pushing for clean energy reforms at the state and federal levels for twenty-three years. Becky came to Vote Solar after working ...
Brandy serves as Vote Solar’s Administrative Assistant. In this role, Brandy supports the day to day operations to ensure Vote Solar is running smoothly. She is known for her organizational skills, the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, and dynamic personality that makes ...
Program Director, DG Regulatory Policy
Briana specializes in utility regulation, ratemaking, and policy development. She has been in the energy industry since 2007, spending eight years in energy consulting at MRW & Associates prior to joining Vote Solar. Briana focuses her work on distributed generation rate design, diving deep into ...
Director of Grid Integration
Ed is on Vote Solar's regulatory team working to transform the electric power system to be cleaner, smarter and more durable by integrating solar power and other clean energy technologies at all scales from rooftop to the utility-scale power plant. Vote Solar is involved in ...
Elizabeth manages the financial, compliance and operational aspects of running our multi-state 501(c)3 organization and oversaw our transition to an independent organization in 2015. Prior to joining Vote Solar she served as the Chief Financial Officer at Fenton for 13 years and supervised a team ...
Director of Investment Partnerships
Jessica directs Vote Solar’s overall fundraising strategy with a primary focus on foundation relations. Prior to joining the Vote Solar team she was the Director of Donor Relations with Earthjustice. For the past 12+ years she has worked with a host of nonprofit organizations to ...
Senior Director, Interior West
Jessica leads Vote Solar's campaigns in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada where she has helped preserve retail rate net metering in CO and worked to pass 11 clean energy bills out of the 2017 Nevada Legislature. Jessica was born and raised in New Mexico ...
Katie Chiles Ottenweller
Katie serves as Vote Solar’s Southeast Director, focusing on advancing solar policy in Florida, Georgia and the Gulf States. Katie first got hooked on solar as an attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center, where she led their regional Solar Initiative for five years. Prior ...
Investment Partnerships Manager
Leah manages Vote Solar’s individual giving efforts—from grassroots to major gifts. Prior to joining Vote Solar she was the Deputy Director of Development at NextGen Climate, where she was instrumental in building the major donor program under Tom Steyer. Before moving to California, Leah was ...
Regulatory Research Manager
Maddy manages technical analysis to support the Regulatory team’s work at Vote Solar. Prior to joining the team, she honed her solar chops as a Product Manager at Sunrun and a Research Analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She holds a B.S. in Physics from ...
Program Director, Community Solar
Marta serves as Vote Solar’s Community Solar Program Director. In this role, Marta works to expand community solar programs and best practices across the U.S. through advocacy and policy initiatives. She has over nine years of experience in the environmental and energy fields with a ...
Program Director, Access & Equity
Melanie Santiago-Mosier serves as the Program Director, Access & Equity for Vote Solar, the nation’s leading non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to bringing solar energy into the mainstream. In her role at Vote Solar, Ms. Santiago-Mosier works to expand access to solar for low-income communities by ...
Misha joined Vote Solar in 2017, and oversees digital communications for our state-based campaigns. Misha launched a decade-long career in communications through a successful business promoting Japanese rock music to international audiences. While partying with rock stars was fun, Misha wanted to make a deeper ...
Nathan focuses on regulatory design for distributed generation in the eastern U.S. Prior to joining Vote Solar, Nathan was a Senior Economist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities where he worked renewable energy and distributed generation regulation. Nathan went to Willamette University for undergraduate ...
Pari Kasotia works towards enabling solar friendly policies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Pari has held multitude of roles in her 10+ years of career span. Previously, Pari served as the Deputy Director at The Solar Foundation (TSF) and was responsible for providing leadership and operational ...
Program Director, DG Regulatory Policy
Rick has been with Vote Solar since 2012, engaging in state, regional, and national regulatory work with a focus on distributed solar rate design, policies and practices. All told, he has provided formal testimony in more than 50 regulatory proceedings during his time at Vote ...
Managing Director of External Relations
Rosalind manages public communication including media and member relations for Vote Solar. Prior to joining the Vote Solar team in 2008, she spent five years directing PR campaigns for a range of clean energy and sustainable business innovators at the Antenna Group. She has degrees ...
Managing Director, Regulatory
Sachu manages Vote Solar's regulatory efforts, coordinating strategy and operations for our far-flung but elite team of experts and intervenors. Prior to joining Vote Solar he served as the Director of Policy at the Center for Sustainable Energy for 5 years. Sachu lived and worked ...
Sean manages Vote Solar’s campaigns in the Northeast. He has led coalition efforts to expand access to solar in New York and Connecticut and continue critical solar policies, like net metering, in Massachusetts. Prior to joining Vote Solar he was the Legislative Director at Fair ...
Susannah directs Vote Solar’s distributed solar advocacy efforts in California. She has worked in California clean energy policy for over 15 years, holding prior positions as Senior Regulatory Analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission and Advisor to a Commissioner at the California Energy Commission. ...
Thad is working to build upon the early successes of solar markets in Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Prior to joining Vote Solar, Thad was a partner with the law firm Keyes & Fox LLP where he spent seven years working on legal and ...
Regulatory Manager, Southeast
Tyler is a clean energy advocate, driven by the hope that our transition to cleaner energy will lead to a more just and equitable world. He supports Vote Solar’s regulatory campaigns through technical and economic research. Before Vote Solar, Tyler crafted implementation for Illinois’s Future ...
Managing Director, Midwest
Will Kenworthy is Regulatory Director, Midwest for Vote Solar, where he is responsible for shaping and guiding regulatory and legislative policies to advance markets and programs for solar power in the Midwest. Prior to joining Vote Solar, Will was Managing Director, Midwest for Microgrid Energy ...
Zadie manages the organization's press and earned media. Prior to Vote Solar, she was a 2015-16 Fulbright scholar in India, where she researched policies and business models that enable solar microgrid development in rural communities. Zadie’s career in solar began at the Solar Energy Industries ...