Vote Solar Executive Director Steps Down

After 20 Years, Vote Solar Head & Co-Founder Adam Browning Leaves Leadership Position Of Influential US Solar Lobby Group

Vote Solar Executive Director Steps Down

Executive Director and Co-Founder of Vote Solar, Adam Browning, will step down with effect from 30 September, 2021. He will continue as an Advisor for the remaining part of the year with more focus on strategic partnerships and thought leadership. The lobby group said it will soon start the search for a successor. (Photo Credit: Vote Solar)

  • Executive Director of Vote Solar, Adam Browning, to step down with effect from Sept. 30, 2021
  • In 2002, Browning with David Hochschild had co-founded Vote Solar – a non-profit policy advocacy organization with a mission of making solar more accessible and affordable across the United States
  • Browning said he is excited to make room for new leaders and voices committed to rebuilding our energy system to one that is equitable and resilient, with solar powering the way
  • Vote Solar’s Managing Director Regulatory, Sachu Constantine will serve as an interim Executive Director until a successor is found

Executive Director of Vote Solar, Adam Browning, has announced that he will be stepping down with effect from Sept. 30, 2021. In 2002, Browning with David Hochschild had co-founded Vote Solar – a non-profit policy advocacy organization with a mission of making solar more accessible and affordable across the United States.

In his 20 years with Vote Solar, Browning led the growth of the solar advocacy group, which emphasized in a released that it had taken on hundreds of state legislative campaigns and regulatory interventions, driving hundreds of gigawatts of demand for solar, and providing hope in the fight against climate change.

Speaking about this move, Browning said, “It has been the honor of my life to lead Vote Solar since its founding through its growth to become one of the country’s most impactful state-based clean energy advocacy organizations today. Now, I’m excited to make room for new leaders and voices committed to rebuilding our energy system to one that is equitable and resilient, with solar powering the way.”

Chairman of Vote Solar’s Board of Directors Zaid Ashai said, “We are grateful to Adam for his visionary leadership and commitment that built Vote Solar into the powerhouse organization it is today. Adam leaves Vote Solar in a strong position, with an incredibly talented team motivated to fight the climate crisis by advancing equitable solar and clean energy policy. He will be missed.”

Browning will continue as Advisor for the remaining part of the year, where he will focus on strategic partnerships and thought leadership. Meanwhile, Vote Solar’s Managing Director, Regulatory, Sachu Constantine will serve as an interim Executive Director during the transition. The organization said it will soon be launching a nationwide search for a new, permanent Executive Director to lead the organization through its next phase of impact.

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