Tyler Wilson, a real estate executive and former quarterback at the University of Arkansas, has joined Little Rock-based solar array installer Delta Solar as senior vice president of sales. Wilson will also be an equity investor and member of the board, according to a news release.
“I understand the exceptional value that solar adds to a potential development project, and the savings it can bring in electrical cost that in return increases the profitability and adds value to a project,” Wilson said in a statement. “I wanted to bring this opportunity to projects in which I am personally involved, as well as others that are in the commercial real estate space.”
Wilson will continue his real estate career. He works for Commercial Realty LLC, which has offices in Little Rock and Fayetteville. His work focuses on development and brokerage. Wilson also heads up a real estate investing and consulting business in Little Rock, JTW Consulting.
A Greenwood native, Wilson graduated from the UA in 2012 and was the Oakland Raiders’ fourth-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played for three teams over the course of three seasons before retiring and joining Commercial Realty.
“Tyler’s strong connection to the state through his lifelong residency, and his exceptional football career with the [UA] gives him great credibility in Arkansas,” Delta Solar Chairman Bob East said in a statement. “With his extensive knowledge of real estate development and finance, and his recognition of the value added to projects that incorporate solar, Tyler will be an unbeatable addition to Delta’s team.”
Delta Solar, formerly Delta SunEnergy, was established in 2017 by Douglas Hutchings and AJ Hood.