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John Smirnow

General Counsel & Vice President of Market Strategy

John Smirnow is SEIA’s General Counsel & Vice President of Market Strategy. He has been a solar industry advocate for more than 10 years, including service as SEIA’s Vice President for Trade & Competitiveness, Chairman of the U.S. Department of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, and Member of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee.

John also founded the Global Solar Council on behalf of 17 national and regional solar associations and was the Council’s first Secretary-General.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center.