Bret oversees the company’s state and federal policy and regulatory engagement.
Prior to Southern Current, Bret spent over six years developing and constructing commercial and large-scale solar energy plants holding titles as Project Manager and Senior Business Developer.
Over the course of many years Bret has engaged in economic development and business transactions across the Southeastern U.S. helping facilitate hundreds of millions of new capital investment in solar energy plants in addition to helping attract new companies to locate or invest in various markets.
As a leader in the advanced energy industry, Bret serves on the board of various non-profit industry organizations holding titles of Chairman and Treasurer. He is a frequent speaker and panelists at industry events across the country where he promotes common-sense energy reforms and increased involvement from the private sector in new energy infrastructure.
Across the country Bret is integrally involved in helping shape new energy policies within state legislatures, utilities commissions, and other state agencies that would result in better service and lower costs for ratepayers.
At the federal level Bret frequently visits with Congressional offices, DOE, USTR, DOC, and other federal agencies on matters pertaining tax and trade in addition to general developments in energy technology and market dynamics.
Bret holds a Bachelor of Science from Appalachian State University in Construction Management.