Markus is the Central Regional Manager at SEIA, managing and supporting SEIA’s policy and advocacy efforts in Illinois, Michigan, and Texas. Prior to joining SEIA, Markus was the Director of External and Legislative Affairs for the Mayor of Waukegan in Illinois, where he covered economic development, infrastructure, climate change and sustainability. He also has ten years of experience with the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus.
Melissa Alfano is SEIA’s Director of Energy Markets and Counsel. She represents SEIA regarding energy matters of importance to the solar industry before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Regional Transmission Organizations. Before joining SEIA, Melissa represented public power utilities before FERC and served two years on FERC staff. Melissa holds a B.S. in economics from James Madison University and a J.D. from George Mason University. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children.
Jeanne holds the position of Senior Regulatory Counsel at SEIA. In this position she manages regulatory initiatives before state agencies representing all major solar market segments. Currently focused on California she also will be assisting in regulatory matters to advance solar markets in other western states.
Ben Norris is SEIA’s Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs & Counsel. He leads all of SEIA’s advocacy efforts and issue campaigns on federal regulatory matters, including engagement with the White House, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of the Interior, Department of the Treasury, and others. He also represents SEIA in litigation affecting the interests of the solar industry.
As Senior Director of State Affairs, Sara oversees solar-related regulatory and legislative activity in California, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada and provides senior-level oversight on important cross-cutting solar policy issues across the Western states.