Sunrun Appoints Former Walmart Executive Leslie Dach to Board of Directors
SAN FRANCISCO, May 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunrun Inc. (Nasdaq:RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, today appointed Leslie Dach to the company’s board of directors. Mr. Dach brings more than 25 years of experience running major business and strategic initiatives across the public, private and civil sectors, including leading corporate affairs and sustainability at Walmart Stores Inc. from 2006 to 2013.
“Sunrun is at the forefront of a significant shift in our country’s energy infrastructure, helping everyday Americans to choose clean, affordable power that improves the quality of their lives,” said Dach. “I look forward sharing my experience in both public and private strategic initiatives with Sunrun’s leadership team to continue the company’s strong, steady growth and positive effect on society.”
Mr. Dach most recently served as senior counselor at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. While there he worked closely with the HHS senior leadership team on strategic initiatives, from strengthening the Department's engagement with external partners to ensuring the success of the second and third Open Enrollment periods for the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Prior to that, Mr. Dach served as executive vice president of corporate affairs for Walmart and was a member of the company’s executive council and executive finance committee. He was responsible for global public policy, government relations, reputation management, corporate communications, philanthropy, NGO and government partnerships, corporate strategic planning and the company’s social responsibility and sustainability initiatives. Under his leadership Walmart increased its commitment to renewable energy and conservation, becoming the number one onsite generator of renewable energy in the U.S.
The efforts Mr. Dach designed and led at Walmart have been widely credited with developing a new model for public, private, and civil society partnerships that deliver meaningful results for business and society.
“Leslie brings a unique perspective to Sunrun that positions us well as we enter the next stage of growth and execution in this rapidly evolving industry,” said Lynn Jurich, chief executive officer of Sunrun. “His lifelong commitment to improving people’s lives aligns with Sunrun’s rock-solid commitment to helping families across the country save with clean, affordable solar energy.”
Mr. Dach has served on numerous boards including the Environmental Defense Fund, World Resources Institute, United Negro College Fund, the Yale University Council, and the National Audubon Society. He served previously on the Sunrun board from June 2013 to July 2014. Mr. Dach holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Yale University and a master’s in public administration from Harvard University.
Sunrun (Nasdaq:RUN) is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States with a mission to create a planet run by the sun. Since establishing the solar as a service model in 2007, Sunrun continues to lead the industry in providing clean energy to homeowners with little to no upfront cost and at a savings to traditional electricity. The company designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors and maintains the solar panels on a homeowner's roof, while families receive predictable pricing for 20 years or more. For more information please visit: www.sunrun.com.
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Released May 5, 2016