Andrew Williams leads Sol’s growing Policy and Corporate External Affairs team as it creates and shapes renewable energy markets and develops new and innovative ways to communicate and market solar energy solutions throughout the United States.
Andrew joins Sol Systems from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) were he served as Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs, U.S. climate and energy. While at EDF, he helped shape EDF’s state-level domestic advocacy strategy.
Before joining EDF, Andrew served as Vice President and General Counsel for Hickory Creek Ventures, LLC, a strategic management and communications consulting business focused on the nexus between renewable energy, legislative reform, technology innovation and public affairs. Immediately preceding Hickory Creek, Andrew was an Operational Officer and Vice President for Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent in Tulsa Oklahoma. Andrew held previous responsibilities as the Director of Commercial Services for Atlas and the Manager of Environment Health and Safety for Spectrum Field Services.
In addition, Andrew was recently elected as the Vice-Chair of the State Policy Committee of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), was appointed to the advisory board of SAFER PA and is an immediate past member of Virginia Governor Northam’s Natural Gas Workgroup. Previously Andrew was appointed by then Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry to the advisory council for the Oklahoma Commission on Marginally Producing Oil and Gas Wells. Andrew is a past board member of the Natural Gas and Energy Association of Oklahoma, served on the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee for the Gas Processors Association, and was a PetroPro with the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board.
Andrew received his B.S. in Agriculture and Natural Resources from Oklahoma State University and his J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law.