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Solar Energy Industries Association Bolsters Leadership Team, Executive Office

Thursday, Aug 24 2023

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today announced that Colin Silver is taking on a new role as senior vice president of content and strategy, and that Jasmile De-Jesus is the organization’s chief of staff.  

In this new role, Silver will oversee SEIA’s content development portfolio, including events and education programming, as well as strategic projects and initiatives to advance the organization’s long-term planning.

As chief of staff, De-Jesus will support the president and CEO and executive team with project management, internal communication, and other advisory functions.

“The solar and storage industry is scaling at a historic pace, and these changes to our leadership structure will help the industry keep pace with this growth,” said SEIA president and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper. “Colin and Jasmile are stellar leaders with expertise in clean energy policy, markets, and business operations. I’m honored to work alongside such talented and driven people as we strive to deliver an abundant, prosperous clean energy future.”

“As the leading national voice for solar and storage businesses, SEIA strives to represent the innovative and forward-thinking spirit of our members," said Silver. “I’m thrilled to help our organization grow thoughtfully and strategically to usher in this new era of American energy.”  

"To meet the moment and support the industry as it undergoes significant growth and change, SEIA has to remain nimble, responsive, and strategic," said De-Jesus. "I look forward to doing my part to ensure our organization continues to excel at what we do best and remain true to our core values."

These changes to SEIA’s leadership team are effective immediately.

Through advocacy, education, research, and connections, SEIA is leading the transformation to our clean energy future, today.

Learn more about SEIA and its Solar+ Decade vision.


About SEIA®: 

The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 30% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is the national trade association for the solar and solar + storage industries, building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

Media Contact: 

Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Director of Communications, [email protected]