Vivint Solar announced that it has named Miranda Barnard as vice president of marketing. In this role, Barnard will oversee Vivint Solar's marketing activities and branding initiatives, and seek to further raise the profile of Vivint Solar as a leader in the residential solar industry.

Barnard has over 15 years of experience specializing in content marketing and communications, having worked extensively with agencies and in-house marketing teams. Prior to joining Vivint Solar, she led external communications and media relations at Sorenson Media — an innovative smart TV technology company.

"Miranda is an intelligent marketing strategist with a unique background that will contribute greatly to elevating our marketing and branding efforts," said David Bywater, CEO at Vivint Solar. "Miranda has a great track record of success and we're honored to have her join our team."

Barnard was recognized as a 40 Under 40 Business Leader by Utah Business magazine in 2015 and also served as the vice president of communications and content at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, where she helped create campaigns that brought in $400 million annually to support a network of 170 hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.

Barnard earned a bachelor's degree in communication from Southern Utah University and an MBA from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management.