Full Name
Toyah Callahan
Job Title
Vice President for Local Initiatives
Speaker Bio
As Vice President of IREC’s Local Initiatives Program, Toyah Callahan provides strategic direction and oversight of IREC’s Local Initiatives team. She has a strong knowledge of local government structures and processes. IREC's Local Initiatives work includes DOE-funded designation programs SolSmart and Charging Smart, which aim to reduce barriers to solar adoption and support local governments in meeting their solar and EV readiness goals. The team also implements groundbreaking programs to support solar, energy storage, and grid resilience in Puerto Rico.

Toyah also oversees the Sustainable Energy Action Committee. She provides support to eleven working groups that are collaboratively working to improve clean energy codes and standards. These groups identify and find solutions to issues that affect the installation and use of solar photovoltaics, energy storage, and EV charging infrastructure.

In 2020, Toyah was recognized as one of the recipients of 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 clean energy. She serves on the board of the Great Plains Institute. Toyah holds a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut.
Toyah Callahan