10 minutes with Tucker Crawford
C. Tucker Crawford
Position at SCS:
Co-founder and Director
Native New Orleanian and currently resides in the Garden District.
Tucker is a licensed Louisiana contractor and solar installer, and brings to South Coast Solar years of project management experience with clients that include the Louisiana Superdome, Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Tulane University and Zephyrs Stadium. Tucker has years of legislative and government contract procurement experience, having served as a consultant for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) with the Livingston Group, headed by the Honorable Robert “Bob” Livingston, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. He has also consulted on classified research projects for the Department of Defense.
Tucker is the former President of an electronic display and advertising consulting firm specializing in large format LED video display systems for stadiums, arenas, and commercial applications.
In 2003 he drafted and successfully lobbied The Louisiana Arts and Entertainment Industry Development Fund legislation signed by Governor Foster, which was designed to assist, promote, and fund Louisiana music and entertainment businesses. Tucker co-founded and currently serves as President of the Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association (GSREIA). GSREIA is a 501 (c) (6) trade association representing solar and renewable energy firms throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. It is the official chapter of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) based in Washington, D.C..
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Bachelor of Arts
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Graduate of the Institute of Politics
How he gives back to the community:Tucker is a member of the Regional Planning Commission and MWH Louisiana Regional Sustainable Development Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and a member of the US Green Building Council. Tucker promotes the benefits of solar energy by lecturing to schools and other organizations interested in the sustainable and intelligent rebuilding of the Gulf Coast region. Most recently, Tucker has been a guest lecturer and renewable energy industry expert for Tulane’s Energy Institute undergraduate and MBA program.