The American Solar Energy Society has appointed a new staff executive director to run the organization.
BOULDER, Colorado, US, 2001-03-23 <SolarAccess.com> Bradley Collins was selected after an extensive national search to replace Larry Sherwood, who had served in the position since 1988. “Brad will bring to ASES a wealth of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and membership development, as well as a strong personal commitment to renewable energy,” says ASES chair Chuck Kutscher. “The Board of Directors is excited about working with Brad as we promote the expansion of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies that we believe are essential for meeting the environmental challenges facing our nation.” For the past six years, Collins has operated a professional fundraising consulting firm in western Montana. Prior to that, he worked with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Missoula, a conservation organization with 110,000 members worldwide. In the mid-1980s, he worked for Architectural Energy Corporation in Boulder, conducting passive solar home monitoring and research, and designed and built his own passive solar home in Montana in 1982. ASES is the national individual membership organization dedicated to promoting solar and other renewable energy technologies in the United States. ASES publishes SOLAR TODAY magazine, organizes the National Tour of Solar Homes, and sponsors the annual National Solar Energy Conference. It has regional chapters throughout the U.S. and serves as a section of the International Solar Energy Society.