Vice President, Development and Strategy
Bret is a Principal of Southern Current and serves as the company’s Vice President of Development and Strategy where he oversees the company’s state and federal policy and regulatory engagement.
Prior to Southern Current, Bret spent over eight years developing and constructing commercial and large-scale solar energy plants holding titles as Project Manager and Senior Business Developer.
Over the course of many years Bret has engaged in economic development and business transactions across the Southeast bringing hundreds of millions of new capital investment to the states.
As a leader in the advanced energy industry, Bret serves on the board of various non-profit industry organizations holding titles of Chairman and Treasurer. He is a frequent speaker and panelists at industry events across the country where he promotes common-sense energy reforms and increased involvement from the private sector in new energy infrastructure.
Across the solar industry, Bret is integrally involved in helping shape new energy policies that would result lower costs for ratepayers while promoting private sector invlolvement in electric generation. This involvement includes working with members of state legislatures, public service commissions, consumer advocates and others state agencies.
At the federal level Bret frequently visits with Congressional offices, DOE, USTR, DOC, and other federal agencies on matters pertaining to tax and trade in addition to general developments in energy technology and market dynamics.
Bret holds a Bachelor of Science from Appalachian State University in Construction Management.
Wednesday, September 25
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM