Thad Culley is Regional Director for Vote Solar, a non-profit organization that focuses primarily on state policies to bring solar energy into the mainstream of consumer choices and utility planning. Thad works on solar campaigns in the Carolinas and Virginia, but also is involved as legal counsel on regulatory matters concerning customer access to rooftop solar. Prior to joining Vote Solar in December 2017, Thad was a partner with the law firm Keyes & Fox LLP, establishing the firm’s presence in North Carolina. Thad’s legal practice focused exclusively on energy regulatory matters before various state utility commissions. Thad represented clients in general rate cases, net metering and interconnection rulemakings, and solar-specific tariff and rate design filings across his nearly seven years in private practice.