Meet the Team

Chris Hawk
Development Manager, Apex Clean Energy

Chris Hawk is a Development Manager and the primary point of contact for the Solar City Solar Project. He has been with Apex Clean Energy since 2021 and manages projects in Mississippi, Virginia, and West Virginia. Prior to joining the Apex team, Chris worked in land use planning and environmental consulting. He grew up in Central Virginia, calls Charlottesville home, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Hampden-Sydney College.

Brian O'Shea
Director of Public Engagement, Apex Clean Energy

Brian O'Shea leads Apex Clean Energy's public and community engagement efforts for projects in Mississippi and throughout the region. Brian began his career organizing in rural communities in North Dakota and throughout Minnesota before moving to the private sector in 2013, where he worked as a consultant to numerous businesses, trade associations, nonprofits, and advocacy groups across the country on issues ranging from education policy to workforce development to clean energy. As Apex's director of public engagement, he works closely with local elected leaders, community leaders, landowners, and residents to gather local feedback, answer common questions, and work with communities to help realize their opportunities for renewable energy development and accelerate America’s shift to clean energy.