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Brian O’Hara

Brian O’Hara
Senior Vice President Strategy and Government Affairs
Strata Solar

Biography

Brian O’Hara is Senior Vice President of Strategy & Government Affairs at Strata Solar. In this role he leads external affairs for the company, including policy and regulatory activities, as well as internal strategic planning and other special projects.  He is also helping to drive the strategy and execution of Strata’s growing energy storage business.

Previously, he was President and Founder of the Southeastern Wind Coalition, where he led wind energy development, policy, and advocacy efforts in the Southeast since 2009.Brian has extensive experience in energy, project development, project management, engineering, policy, and finance. He began his career as an engineer with ExxonMobil on deep water, offshore oil & gas operations in West Africa. He has also led development teams and finance efforts in the U.S. real estate industry, gaining a depth of experience in permitting and environmental studies. Brian holds an MBA and an MS in manufacturing systems engineering from Stanford University as well as a BS in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech where he graduated in the top 0.25% of the university.