CleanTech Alliance committees are a popular way to get engaged and meet other Alliance members while helping to build the region’s cleantech economy. Each committee is led by a member of the CleanTech Alliance Board of Directors. You must be an Alliance member to participate.

Membership Committee

The CleanTech Alliance Membership Committee serves as the front line to attract and retain membership. An ambassador program helps committee members connect with cleantech industry leaders from across the region, filling them in on membership benefits.

The Membership Committee meets the first Tuesday of every month from 10:00 Pacific to 11:00 Pacific.

  • Chair: Jamie Boyd, Cascadia Capital
  • Vice Chair: Jim Gaston, Energy Northwest

Government Affairs Committee

The CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee analyzes public policy issues relevant to our diverse membership, then articulates recommendations to the Board of Directors for an Alliance position. It is through these efforts that the strength of a collective industry voice can have greater impact than any singular voice.

The Government Affairs Committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:00 Pacific to 4:00 Pacific. For more information, contact Tom Ranken at

  • Chair: Russ Weed, UniEnergy Technologies
  • Vice Chair: Bonnie Frye Hemphill, A&R Solar
  • Vice Chair: Jessica Matlock, Snohomish County PUD

Events Committee

The Events Committee assists CleanTech Alliance staff in choosing speakers, topics and formats for our Signature Events.

The Events Committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 9:00 Pacific to 10:00 Pacific at the office of the CleanTech Alliance.

Chair: Jimmy Jia, Distributed Energy
Vice Chair: Cheryl Schell, Consulate General of Canada
Staff:  Sharon Schierle

Commercialization Committee

The CleanTech Entrepreneurial Support Network helps clean technology startups speed their path to commercialization. The committee fosters collaboration across CleanTech Alliance members and more than 40 cleantech support organizations from across the region.

The CleanTech Entrepreneurial Support Network meets on the fourth Wednesday of every other month from 11:00 Pacific to 12:00 Pacific. Contact Gabe Boeckman at for more information.

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee maintains the CleanTech Alliance governing guidelines, policies and bylaws. Participation is open to Board of Directors only.

  • Chair: David Benson, K&L Gates