The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has hired Ken Johnson as vice president of communications. He most recently served as senior advisor to the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade.
Johnson previously headed up the communications efforts for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), which represents pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies. In 2009, he was one of five finalists nationwide for PR News' Professional of the Year (nonprofit) for his leadership role in publicizing the Partnership for Prescription Assistance.
Prior to joining PhRMA, Johnson served as senior advisor to the chairman and chief spokesman for the U.S. House Select Committee on Homeland Security. In that capacity, he played a key role in developing the strategic communications plan for implementation of the 9/11 Commission recommendations into law.