As Vice President of Technical Services, Evelyn leads SEIA’s work on various efforts that provide support and advocacy on a range of technical issues that must be solved to facilitate solar’s continued rapid deployment and mitigate business risks for members. This includes engagement in the improvement of model codes and product standards to enable flexibility and innovation while promoting safety and quality, and reducing regulatory burden. Evelyn also manages SEIA’s workforce development work to help ensure the industry will have adequate supply of skilled workers that can make solar a rewarding career, helping advance SEIA’s DEIJ goals. Lastly, she supports SEIA’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts to ensure socially and environmentally responsible supply chains and sustainable end-of-life strategies for solar hardware.
Evelyn joined SEIA after over 25 years at UL LLC (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.), spending the last 12 years in renewables business management. Evelyn was instrumental in building UL’s solar business globally, managing business strategy and service portfolio development and she held roles in international, regional and national business management, sales and marketing, and testing / certification. Evelyn has a BA in Social Sciences from UC Berkeley and Executive Education in Leadership and Innovation from Yale University’s School of Management and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.