David Michael Herskovits, a pioneer in the development, financing, and construction of over $1 billion of solar and renewable energy projects has died at 38.
David was an innovator in his field and proud to be making a difference in reducing the effects of climate change. David was Vice President of Brookfield’s Renewable Power Group as well as the founder and CEO of Energiya USA, where he was responsible for developing the first utility-scale solar farm in Louisiana among other projects.
David was loving, family-focused, generous, and a great friend to people from all walks of life. David was extraordinarily charming and his personality made everyone want to be on his team. He lit up every place he went with his infectious smile and positive attitude. David enjoyed life at the highest levels and was thrilled to be able to share his first-class experiences with his love, Kascey, friends, and family.
He wanted to change the world for the better with his relentless work ethic and ambitious drive. David will forever be remembered as a legend; inspiring others to live life to the fullest, be valiant in setting and achieving aggressive goals and never give up.
David was the son of Rita and Tom Herskovits of Boca Raton, Florida, brother to Kathryn Herskovits of Brooklyn, NY, and devoted husband to Kascey Herskovits, a Vice President at JP Morgan Chase & Co.
David grew up in Highland Park, Illinois, and the couple resided in Tribeca and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where they pursued their love of golf and travel to beaches around the world.
David’s lifelong friendships were many including those from Camp Kawaga, Highland Park, Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, and Syracuse University where he earned a BS in Entrepreneurship and was a proud Orangeman like his father.
The David M Herskovits Foundation has been established to honor David’s commitment to the future of renewable energy. Donations to provide mentorship, scholarships, and grants for STEM education can be made to TheDMHFoundation.com