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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Managing Director, Regulatory Team
Ed leads 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 utility-scale power plant. Vote Solar is involved in regulatory activities ...
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 ...
Regional Director, Interior West
Jessica leads Vote Solar's campaigns in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada. She currently serves on the Distributed Generation and Storage Technical Advisory Committee for the Nevada Governor's New Energy Industry Task Force. She formerly worked for both the Denver's Mayor Office and Department of ...
Program Director, Grid Integration
Jim leads Vote Solar’s grid integration program focused on making the operational and planning changes needed to repower the western grid with solar and other clean energy technologies. Jim chairs a Western Electricity Coordinating Council committee charged with long-term transmission planning for the western US ...
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 ...
Program Director, Low-Income Solar Access
Melanie Santiago-Mosier serves as the Program Director, Low-Income Solar Access 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 ...
Program Manager, DG Regulatory Policy
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 ...
Director of Investment Partnerships
Nicole leads resource development efforts at Vote Solar. She has close to 15 years experience supporting the institutional growth of regional, state and national advocacy organizations working on a range of environmental, social and economic issues. After building her policy advocacy chops at national research ...
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 ...
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 ...
Program Director, New Markets
Scott focuses on opening solar markets in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. He also manages Vote Solar's national work on community solar and other new and innovative solar policy models. He brings over a decade of energy policy and legal experience to the role. In ...
Regional Manager, Northeast
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 ...
Regional Director, West Coast
Susannah directs Vote Solar’s distributed solar advocacy efforts in California and other West Coast states. 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 ...
Zadie manages communications, marketing, and media at Vote Solar. She recently completed a Fulbright grant to research policies and business models that promote the application of solar microgrids in rural India. Prior to that, she launched her career in solar at the Solar Energy Industries ...