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Dave Gahl

Executive Director

David Gahl formerly served as SEIA’s Senior Director of State Policy, East where he worked on regulatory and legislative matters in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York and provided senior-level oversight on important cross-cutting solar policy issues across the Eastern states.

Prior to joining SEIA, Dave worked at the Pace Energy and Climate Center at Pace University’s Law School, where he was deeply involved in New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision effort. Prior to Pace, David held various positions at Environmental Advocates of New York, New York State’s leading environmental advocacy organization, the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee, and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.

Dave has broad expertise in renewable energy and environmental policy development, budget analysis, and a strong track record of building informed consensus around difficult issues. He has written extensively on solar policy, energy and environmental issues, and been a regular participant in regulatory dockets in the Northeast.

He earned a B.A. in History from Miami University in Ohio and an M.A. in Public Policy from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, at the State University of New York at Albany. David lives outside Albany, New York with his wife and two daughters.