J. Thomas Ranken is the President & CEO of CleanTech Alliance Washington, the nation’s largest state-level clean technology industry association representing more than 300 businesses and organizations. He has been an entrepreneur and management consultant. Tom co-founded and was CEO of VizX Labs, which developed the GeneSifter software system used to make discoveries about genes. Tom also led a team that turned around Axio Research Corporation following significant losses, which was later sold to Solutia. He directed public affairs at Immunex Corporation and was President of the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association. He spent seven years in banking. Tom has an MBA from the University of Washington and a BA in economics from the University of Virginia. Tom spent 14 years as a Trustee of Harborview Medical Center including serving as President of the Board. He has served on the Boards of VizX Labs, Axio Research, WBBA, Technology Alliance, University Sunrise Rotary Club, Seattle Mental Health, Council of State Bioscience Associations, Crisis Clinic, the Emerging Companies Section of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, and others. On the weekends, he plays guitar and is Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 80.
After months of negotiating, 196 individual countries at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris pledged to combat climate change and limit temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius. This... Read more »