Monique Hanis is responsible for all communications in support of the Solar Energy Industries Association's strategic priorities and lobbying efforts. Hanis develops and implements SEIA's communications plans, manages the communications team and supports key member efforts including SEIA's Public Relations Committee, the Utility-Scale Messaging Working Group and the Solar Thermal Messaging Working Group. Hanis also launched SEIA's Environment, Health & Safety Committee. Hanis joined SEIA in 2007 with more than 18 years experience in marketing and communications for the financial services industry. As senior vice president for Marketing & Business Development at America's Community Bankers, Hanis built and managed the marketing team, drove rebranding of the $34 million trade group and increased magazine ad sales to $1.4 million. Hanis also wrote, edited and published several industry books, surveys and articles. Previously Hanis held marketing and communications positions at the Mortgage Bankers Association, Independent Community Bankers Association and Bankers Trust Company in New York.