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Solar Energy Industry Association names new VP of finance and operations

Mike Smith, a CPA, brings extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations, including a telecommunications trade association.

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) recently named Mike Smith, a certified public accountant and certified association executive, vice president of finance and operations.

Smith is the former Chief of Staff and Senior Financial Officer for the Air Force Association, where he oversaw the organization’s operation and multi-million dollar budget. He has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations, serving for years in lead roles at both a large telecommunications trade association and a federally-funded educational foundation. Smith is also no stranger to Washington D.C.  Before transitioning into nonprofit financial and organizational management, he spent more than eight years with a public accounting firm based in the nation’s capital.
“We are happy to welcome Mike into the SEIA family," said Rhone Resch, SEIA president and CEO. "He has spent his career supporting and enhancing the operations of nonprofit organizations. I have no doubt that Mike will be a great addition to our team."
Smith expressed excitement about joining the SEIA, which represents one of the fastest-growing industries in America. “I’m looking forward to working closely with SEIA’s talented staff, volunteers, executive leaders and members to do everything I can to support our mission and the U.S. solar energy industry," he stated.

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