As SEIA's Senior Manager of Programs & State Initiatives, Scott Elias is responsible for the integration of policy development, research, external communications, membership development opportunities, and other strategic initiatives in a variety of SEIA programs and events across the nation. Scott is also responsible for supporting policy development work in states nationwide, with an emphasis on catalyzing SEIA’s entry into new markets and supporting the state affairs team in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets.
Originally from Oceanside, New York, Scott graduated with High Honors from Wesleyan University’s College of Social Studies, a rigorous multidisciplinary major focusing on Economics, History, Government, and Political and Social Theory.
Always passionate about tackling climate change, Scott’s roots in the clean energy industry began in high school when he proposed that his school district invest in solar. This passion continued at Wesleyan, where he organized a Climate Change conference that laid out organizing, technological, and policy solutions to the climate crisis and explored how taking action on climate change can improve social justice, create good jobs, grow business, and enhance national security.
In his spare time, Scott enjoys hanging out with his rescue dog, Rigby, and exploring the outdoors, sports, HBO, Netflix, and rooting for the Green Bay Packers.