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Aaron Sutch

Atlantic Southeast Region Director

Aaron has deep experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency having worked in municipal sustainability leadership, policy & advocacy, and project management. He develops and manages all Virginia solar co-op programs, provides technical support for residents and organizations going solar, and coordinates policy advocacy for distributed solar in Virginia.

Aaron received a Dual Master of Arts in International Affairs and Natural Resources, specializing in International Energy Policy from American University School of International Service and United Nations University for Peace. He has published numerous articles and speaks fluent Spanish. A native of San Diego California, Aaron enjoys being on the water, playing guitar and spending time with his son Gabriel.

202-888-3601 Ext. 501

Ben Hoyne

Virginia Program Associate

Ben Hoyne joined Solar United Neighbors in 2021 as the Virginia Program Associate. He has a passion for solar energy. He also has more than 10 years of experience in community organizing, policy, advocacy, and program management.

Ben holds a Master of Business Administration and a MA in Global Environmental Policy. Both are from American University in Washington, D.C.

He holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Washington and the University of Vermont in Latin American Studies & Spanish.

Ben is comfortable working in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Ben is based in Richmond, Virginia. He enjoys spending his free time exploring the East Coast with his family, paddling on rivers, and listening to music.

202-888-3601 Ext. 587