Ex-US DOE Resource Joins Solar Industry

La Doris Harris Joins Orbital Solar Services As CDO & CEO

Ex-US DOE Resource Joins Solar Industry

La Doris Harris (in the picture) has joined Orbital Energy Group’s OSS with effect from October 1, 2021. (Photo Credit: Orbital Energy Group, Inc.)

  • La Doris Harris has joined OSS as its chief diversity officer and chief executive officer
  • Among other job requirements, she will be required to providing employment opportunities for the disadvantaged
  • Her leadership will also set a high bar for the company’s ESG achievements in the industries it serves, OSS said

Orbital Energy Group, Inc., the US based energy services company, has appointed La Doris Harris (Dot) as the chief diversity officer (CDO) and CEO of its subsidiary Orbital Solar Services (OSS). She joins her new job with effect from October 1, 2021.

Before joining OSS, Harris was the director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity which included the role of CDO at the US Department of Energy (DOE) during the Presidentship of Barack Obama. A B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Harris has previously worked in the corporate sector with companies as General Electric (GE) ABB and Westinghouse Electric.

“Having served as Chief Diversity Officer for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during the Obama Administration, she has incredible insights we can benefit from as OEG strives to make meaningful advances in providing employment opportunities for the disadvantaged and in continuing to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint,” said OEG’s Vice-Chairman and CEO, Jim O’Neil. “We look forward to benefiting from Dot’s knowledge and leadership in setting a high bar for our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) achievements in the industries we serve.”

A solar EPC service provider, OSS was contracted by singer Akon backed Black Sunrise Half Century Fund (BSF) in January 2021 to replace redundant coal facilities with more than 1 GW of solar power (see 1 GW Solar Capacity To Replace US Coal Facilities).

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