Erica Schroeder McConnell is an Associate with Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP. She is deeply involved in IREC's efforts to explore community-shared solar program models nationally, and to inform and educate entities interested in establishing programs. She has spoken on community-shared solar in a number of forums, most recently at the 2012 World Renewable Energy Forum in Denver, Colorado. In addition, Erica represents IREC in state-level rulemakings on many topic areas essential to building sustainable markets for renewable energy including net metering rules, interconnection standards, and community renewables. She is also involved in IREC's work to investigate and improve permitting processes for renewable energy systems, a critical component to supporting renewable energy development nationwide.