As Vice President of Business Development, Devin Welch is responsible for market strategy for Sun Tribe Solar, Virginia’s fastest growing distributed generation solar energy company. Passionate about sustainability, Mr. Welch has spent his career championing free market principles as a means to achieve positive change across a broad range of environmental issues, with a focus on finding and capitalizing upon the critical intersections of sustainable best practices and corporate self-interest. At Sun Tribe Solar, Mr. Welch’s role continues his work on market transformation by engaging with individuals, businesses, and governments to reimagine the way energy is produced while
realizing tangible benefits for all stakeholders.
Prior to co-founding Sun Tribe Solar, Mr. Welch contributed to the World Wildlife Fund’s Markets Initiative, working with strategic corporate partners to develop and achieve ambitious CSR targets and move sustainability to a pre-competitive condition of participation in key commodity markets. Also during his tenure at the World Wildlife Fund, Mr. Welch co-lead the communications strategy for the 2010 Earth Hour, at the time the largest public demonstration in history with the participation from an estimated 90 million Americans.
Mr. Welch’s international experience includes humanitarian work with Karen refugees along the Thai-Burma border as well as the founding of Barefoot Atlas, a volunteer travel network connecting individuals around the world with opportunities to volunteer their skills at locally-led social and environmental projects throughout Central America. He is a co-founder of Virgin Real Estate Development, an environmentally responsible real-estate development company in the Virgin Islands.
Mr. Welch is a founding member of the Virginia Distributed Solar Association, Charlottesville Renewable Energy Alliance and a member of the Virginia Renewable Energy Association. Mr. Welch is a published author and holds a BS in Management from Virginia Tech.