Toyah Callahan is the Program Director of the Sustainable Energy Action Committee (SEAC) at the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). She also works on two other U.S Department of Energy funded local government programs called SolSmart and EVSmart. Toyah was the Senior Project Manager at The Solar Foundation prior to the merger of the two organizations in 2021. Prior to joining The Solar Foundation, she worked as a Renewable Energy Specialist at Arcadia Power, recruiting solar and wind energy clients.
Toyah was one of the 2020 recipients for the 40 Under 40 Energy Award. She was selected out of 175 professionals nationwide and recognized as a leader for work in America’s transition to a clean energy. Toyah has also served a judge for the U.S Department of Energy’s Solar District Cup collegiate design competition evaluating nine student solar and storage proposals focusing on conceptual layout and optimization strategies.
Toyah serves on the board of the Great Plains Institute. She is a member of the Women’s Council on Energy and Environment (WCEE) and Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE). She holds a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut. She was recently awarded the Galileo Master Certificate in Electric Vehicles from the Renewable Energy Institute. She is an accredited LEED Green Associate.