Markus Achord 

Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging- Sunrun

Markus is an accomplished leader in the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Supplier diversity fields with extensive experience in the design and execution of strategies to drive sustainable change. 

In his current role as the Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging for Sunrun, the largest home solar panel and battery storage company in the U.S., he leads a team responsible for making solar inclusive for all. Prior to Sunrun his career included DEI leadership positions at companies like CareFusion, Symantec, Best Buy and Google. 

Markus is also a facilitator for Cornell University’s eCornell Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science in Human Resource Leadership from Louisiana State University. 

Markus served more than 21 years of combined service in the United States Navy and Navy Reserves. He retired from military service in 2011 as a Logistics Specialist Chief Petty Officer and among numerous awards he was also selected to serve a prestigious three-year tour as a Facilitator for the Navy’s Center for Personal and Professional Development. 

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