Erica Silver Dahl '93

Erica Dahl

A true believer and investor in St. Lawrence’s nationally-ranked alumni network, Erica Silver Dahl ’93 is a dedicated advocate for good public policy and the Scarlet and Brown.  During her time as a student at St. Lawrence, she majored in government with a minor in history, and was a member of the Thelomathesian Society, the Women’s Resource Project, and Calling All Saints.  Following her Commencement, the Bay Area native served as an intern in the San Francisco District Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein before joining the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce for three years.  The public private partnership lessons she learned in those roles led her to pursue a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University.

Erica began her policy career centered around highly regulated industries as a Vice President of Government Relations for Bank of America in San Francisco, where she led the Bank's legislative and regulatory work across seven states.  She relocated to Salt Lake City and spent a decade as the Regional Director of Community Relations for Intermountain Health, the largest private employer in Utah.  Her contributions were critical to the organization’s commitment to serve the unmet medical needs of Utah’s most vulnerable populations and to safeguard the organization's non-profit tax status while competing with for-profit hospital systems to improve best practices and lower costs.

She followed by building out the policy functions at Vivint Solar, the nation's second-largest residential solar installer; at findhelp, the nation’s largest social care e-referral network; and at ChargeNet Stations, an EV charging infrastructure and software startup.  During her time at Vivint Solar, her contributions contributed to the extension of the federal Investment Tax Credit and passage of state legislation to increase the availability of financing options and greater access for residential solar. This led to Erica being recognized by Utah Business Magazine as one of “30 Women to Watch.”

Though thousands of miles from Canton, Erica has been a pillar in the Laurentian community, always finding time for her alma mater.  She has been an active volunteer, serving our students as a panelist, advisor, and mentor as part of Laurentians Investing in Networking and Careers (LINC).  Her philanthropy has been centered on the St. Lawrence Fund, career programming, and Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN).