Dr. Stephen A. Smith has over 35 years of experience affecting positive change for the environment. Since 1993, Dr. Smith has led the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) as its Executive Director. Under his leadership, SACE has grown to be a premier voice for clean energy issues in the southeast region.
Dr. Smith currently serves on the Knoxville Mayor’s Climate Council and the board of Floridians for Solar Choice. In the past, he has served on the State of Tennessee Energy Policy Council, North Carolina Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change and the North Carolina Climate Action Planning Advisory Group, the South Carolina Climate, Energy and Commerce Advisory Committee, and two terms on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Regional Energy Resource Council.
Dr. Smith holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Kentucky Wesleyan College. His family home has an 11-kilowatt rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system with battery storage. Dr. Smith’s other areas of interest include flying, sailing, scuba diving, and beekeeping.