Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Director of California Initiatives
Steve Chadima leads AEE's efforts to promote the advanced energy industry in California, and provides strategic direction for AEE's transportation initiative as well as communications, marketing, membership and online activities nationally.
A serial entrepreneur with nearly 30 years experience, Chadima has been involved with a wide variety of technology start-ups through his work at tech incubator Idealab and several of its companies. He served as vice president of external affairs for Suntech Power Holdings and served two terms as chairman of the board of the Solar Alliance, a state-policy-focused association of the leading solar companies. He was also on the board of the Large-scale Solar Association (LSA), which focuses on federal and state policies that affect utility-scale solar installations. Chadima earned his BA from UC Irvine and MBA from Stanford University.