David South

David South

Senior Principal Energy & Utilities Chicago

David brings holistic and innovative perspective to problem solving, including the assessment of sustainability implications and value. He has worked with both private and public-sector organizations to devise innovative, achievable business solutions and strategies for clients challenged by the interaction among various markets. He collaborated with a major electric utility to increase rooftop solar application processing by 300% between 2018 and 2019. This resulted in saving staff time while enhancing customer experience through faster approval.

With more than 40 years of work experience, David brings a wealth of industry knowledge to his team. He joined West Monroe from Technology & Market Solutions, LLC, which he founded.

What makes David different

David and his wife are parents of four. When he’s not working, he enjoys staying active by walking, biking, and reading, while watching others be even more active at hockey and college basketball.

Where David makes an impact

Dedicated to many environmental efforts, David is a member of many sustainability-focused organizations. He is on the board of Friends of the Forest Preserve, on the Conservation Committee of The Nature Conservancy, and on the Geneva (IL) Natural Resources Committee. He is also a member of numerous professional organizations including the International Society for Sustainability Professionals, the Association of Energy Service Professionals, and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. 

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