Jonathan “Jon” Dolan

MOSEIA Executive Director

Jon Dolan became Executive Director of the Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association in late July 2022.  He represents industry providers, stakeholders and organizations which have come together through MOSEIA to promote the use and benefits of solar energy.  He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the association, legislative and regulatory advocacy, communications, and the broad range of member training and events such as the annual Solar Summit.

 Currently in his sixteenth year as a trade association chief executive, Jon previously served as the chief Executive of two large statewide healthcare trade associations and a specialty physician association.  As a leader who has garnered and held the trust of elected officials and association members in three states (Missouri, New Jersey & Florida), and with experience working across the aisle, the table, and the nation, he is excited to be back in Missouri growing, developing & uniting the sector through MOSEIA’s vital work.

Jon has significantly expanded the membership, advocacy efforts, and fiscal position of the associations he led.  The pace of change in renewable energy is only outmatched by his enthusiasm in partnering with dedicated MOSEIA leaders creating new success and improving the real, relevant, and recognizable value of MOSEIA membership and its impact on the Missouri sector and state energy policy & programs.

In his prior career, he served for nearly a decade as a state legislator in the Missouri State Senate and House of Representatives.  His Senate leadership included service as the Majority Caucus Chairman and Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and he served as a member of the Senate Aging, Health & Families Committee.

 A former Major in the US Army National Guard, his active-duty service includes support of Operation Enduring Freedom as Commander of the 70th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment assigned to Joint Task Force GTMO, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and other domestic and overseas missions.  His active duty training includes the US Army Military Police Captain’s Course, the Public Affairs Officer Course and the US Army Airborne School.  His early career included nine years in the security management field, first in retail security management, then as a Special Agent in the Office of Security at the Central Intelligence Agency and later as a security systems consultant.

 Jon has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri and a Master of Arts from Webster University.  He has been married to Leanne Dolan (nee Winkler) for twenty-seven years and they have two children, Hannah & Jonathan.