Doug Beebe, Board Chair of Georgia Solar Energy Association, will join us as discuss all the exciting developments in Georgia's Solar industry.

In addition to his work at the Georgia Solar Energy Association, Doug works for Deutsche Leasing USA, the US subsidiary of a German leasing company. While growing their traditional equipment finance business in the US, Doug is also developing a solar finance business at Deutsche Leasing USA.  In the past, Doug has held leadership roles in sales, marketing, operations and management at GE Capital and Citigroup during his career in equipment finance.

Doug holds a B.A. degree in Economics and International Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a working knowledge of French and speaks basic Turkish. He attained NABCEP’s Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge in Solar Photovoltaics and continues his education in the solar industry.  He lives in Decatur with his wife, Tijen and daughter, Aleyna.

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