FYI – Changes at the CleanTech Alliance!

Dear CleanTech Members,

I have been the President and CEO of the CleanTech Alliance for almost a decade, which everyone agrees is about ten years too long. 

So, I want you to know that I have been talking to our board about finding a successor. It has been a great and rewarding run, but I am ready to move on–and leave the organization in great shape.

We have been working with our friends in Human Resources at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce to get the process going. If you–or someone you know–would make a great candidate for this job, please apply! You can find a job description and the application portal here!

We are told that a reasonable expectation is that the process will likely conclude around the end of the first quarter of next year.  I intend to hang around as long as needed (within reason, of course!) to see that accomplished.

The one thing I have planned for certain thereafter is to spend a lot more time studying and mastering various aspects of playing the guitar.

Thank you for your support and friendship.

Very truly yours,


J. Thomas Ranken, President & CEO