Leadership Transition at SR

Michele McGeoyAfter seven years of dedicated community service, Solar Richmond Founder, Michele McGeoy, has announced her departure from Solar Richmond.  Michele has decided to focus her efforts on a new venture and looks forward to supporting the transition during this leadership change.

“We thank Michele wholeheartedly for the impact she has made in the community.  She built Solar Richmond from the ground up, and it is the board’s focus to continue the mission of serving the community not only as a solar advocate, but also as a conduit to training, education, and career opportunities” Board Chair, Adam Larner said.

The Solar Richmond Board of Directors has appointed former Board Chair and life-long Richmond resident, Cheryl Vaughn and current Deputy Director, Kandea Mosley to serve as Co–Directors during this transition period. Vaughn has served on the Solar Richmond board for three years and brings more than 20 years of operational expertise to the organization. She is a graduate of Holy Names University and received nonprofit management training from Cal State East Bay. Mosley has been a key member of Solar Richmond’s management team for four years. She has been instrumental to the organization’s development and has managed programs including solar training, staffing agency placement, solar advocacy, and marketing. She received her MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management with a concentration in Sustainable Business Development.

The Board is developing a transition plan and forming a search committee to select a replacement. Michele McGeoy will work with the Board and staff over the coming two months to ensure a smooth leadership transition and continuity of key projects.

“I am honored to have served the Richmond community and to have been a part of the green jobs movement.” Says McGeoy “I strongly believe in Solar Richmond’s mission and look forward to its next phase of growth and development; now is a good time to focus my attention on a new endeavor and allow the organization to continue to grow.”

The Solar Richmond Board appreciates Michele for her vision, hard work and dedication to help create transformative change in Richmond by breaking down barriers of race and class in the green economy.