Open Positions

Chief Executive Officer

The CEO is responsible for ensuring programmatic excellence, effective governance, resource development, and advocacy for the Technology Alliance. The CEO is dedicated to positioning the organization at the forefront of key trends and issues in Washington state’s innovation economy and delivering strategic impact shaping the future of that economy. The new CEO will have the opportunity to build on the TA’s significant achievements to date and lead the organization into a new phase with a focus on educating the public and policymakers about the changing landscape of technology to ensure that public policy fosters a healthy climate for innovation in Washington State. For more information and to apply, please visit The priority application deadline is 11/5/18.


Rachel P. Klein

Interim Executive Director

Rachel Klein is a Seattle-based consultant with a dedication to improving public education, experience in top-rated research institutions, and strong skills in technology implementation and management. Rachel has worked as a a district administrator in Highline Public Schools overseeing more than a dozen critical programs focused on academic improvement and college & career readiness, a vice president for leading professional learning efforts, a grantmaker at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and as a board president for Bike Works, an innovative nonprofit in South Seattle. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School.

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

Mary Beth Lambert, Interim Executive Director

Susannah Malarkey, Founding Executive Director

Carol Rava, Executive Director