Tom Matzzie

Tom Matzzie.  A widely recognized entrepreneur and a respected leader in social impact, Tom Matzzie founded Ethical Electric in 2011 with the belief that everyone should have easy access to renewable wind and solar energy. Throughout his career, he’s developed powerful online communities designed to disrupt incumbents; he’s pioneered innovations now considered best practices in civic engagement; and he’s raised over $150 million for various cause-related donors and organizations.

Before starting Ethical Electric, Tom was a principal at Gladius Strategy LLC, the Washington director for, an online mobilization director for the AFL-CIO, and a director of online organizing for the Democratic National Committee. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Tom was a finalist for the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Greater Washington region. He was also named “a rising star” by The New York Times Magazine for his innovative work with