The Washington Clean Technology Alliance has four standing committees:

Executive Committee:

The Executive Committee meets monthly to deal with oversight of the organization. The Executive Committee consists of twelve Board Members.  Additional members of the Board are elected to the committee by the full Board of Directors at large or as chairs of WCTA committees.  Current Executive Committee members include:

Steve Gerritson, Vice President of the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County, Chairman

Steve Gerritson, Vice President of the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County, Chairman

  • Steve Gerritson, Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County, Chairman
  • Steve Klein, Snohomish County PUD, Vice Chair
  • Kirt Montague, Plum Energy, Immediate Past Chair
  • Thom Kroon, Thomas James International, Chair, Events Committee
  • Maggie Brown, APCO Worldwide, Chair, Membership Committee
  • Gail Twelves, Twelves Unlimited, Chair, Marketing Committee
  • Daniel Malarkey, 1Energy Systems, Chair, Government Affairs Committee
  • David Allen, McKinstry, Chair Emeritus
  • Russ Weed, UniEnergy Technologies, Secretary
  • Bill McSherry, Boeing, Executive Committee
  • Craig Husa, 3Tier, Treasurer
  • Jud Virden, Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Executive Committee
  • Susan Betcher, Perkins Coie, Executive Committee
  • David Benson, K&L Gates, Executive Committee
  • Thomas Redd, Reklaim, Executive Committee

Government Affairs Committee:

Daniel Malarkey, 1Energy Systems

Daniel Malarkey

The Government Affairs Committee (GAC)  is chaired by Daniel Malarkey. Its purpose is to oversee the WCTA’s positions on issues of public policy. WCTA members bring issues to the attention of the Government Affairs Committee. The GAC then makes recommendations to the Board of Directors, which has ultimate approval authority over WCTA positions on matters of public policy.

In general, the WCTA is concerned with the development of the cleantech economic sector in Washington State:  Jobs, products, company formation, and the success of its members. WCTA members are welcome to join the Government Affairs Committee.  Contact us to get on the mailing list.

Thom Kroon, Thomas James International

Events Committee:

      The Events Committee is chaired by Thom Kroon, Thomas James International. The Events Committee oversees and plans WCTA networking, social, and educational events. This includes our monthly Breakfast Series, Annual Schmoozefest, the Annual Meeting and bigger events such as industry showcases or exhibitions. WCTA invites members to join the Events team to pool resources, plan and develop programs that connect our cleantech community through education and social activities. Contact Sharon for details about time commitment and meeting dates.

Events Committee Members


Thom Kroon Thomas James International
Andrew Crowder WA State Department of Commerce
Patrick Drum UBS – The Arbor Group
Jan Greylorn Delta S Systems
Alexis Holzer Washington State University
Jimmy Jia Distributed-Energy Management
John Martin Cleantech Open
TJ Mothersbaugh WaterTectonics
Philipp Schmidt-Pathmann Zero Landfill Alliance
Jane Shaw Consulate General of Canada
Russell Weed UniEnergy Technologies
Andrew Wells Nyhus Communications

“Great program. Very informative about a subject (natural gas) that will be one of the driving forces behind our economy for the foreseeable future. Superb panel with varied experiences and perspectives about the sector.

–Michael Butler, Chairman and CEO, Cascadia Capital,“

The Washington Clean Technology Alliance is truly an excellent and exciting organization. Our company has been consistently impressed with the topic selection, dialogue, participation level, and networking value of every WCTA event we’ve attended. We look forward to many more years of membership and leading-edge technology discussions.”

–TJ Mothersbaugh, Business Development Manager, WaterTectonics


Events & Meetings