Chief Executive Officer
Laura Ruderman most recently served as the Interim PAC Director for the Children’s Campaign Fund. Prior to that, she represented the 45th district in the State House of Representatives, where she served as the Vice Chair of the Technology, Telecommunications, and Energy Committee and was elected as the Vice Chair of her party’s caucus. She also held a variety of positions at Microsoft and has been a fundraising professional for a wide range of non-profit organizations. She has served on the boards of organizations ranging from the King County Library System Foundation to Ventures, a Seattle-based nonprofit that empowers aspiring entrepreneurs.
Before joining the Technology Alliance, Jaren worked for U.S. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene where she led outreach efforts for STEM education and emerging technologies. She recently graduated from the University of Washington with her Masters in Policy Studies specializing in International Data Privacy and Tech Policy. Prior to working for Congress, Jaren worked as a Gender Based Violence Program Assistant at Seattle Pacific University while she pursued her undergraduate degrees. As the newest member of the Technology Alliance, Jaren is excited to continue educating and advocating for our technology-based communities to help drive our economy forward.
Maxwell C. Boomer
Max Boomer is currently in the second year of his MBA at the University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business. This past summer, Max interned with Deloitte in their Strategy & Operations management consulting practice, focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions in the Technology Industry. He will be returning to Deloitte in their Los Angeles office after graduating from Foster in June. Prior to beginning his MBA, Max worked in Washington, D.C. at Ford Motor Company where he focused on marketing strategy. Max attended the University of Oregon for his undergraduate studies.
With Special Thanks
The Technology Alliance’s long history of success would not have been possible without the dedication and contributions of:
Liz Gruber, Interim Executive Director
Rachel Klein, Interim Executive Director
Mary Beth Lambert, Interim Executive Director
Susannah Malarkey, Founding Executive Director
Carol Rava, Executive Director