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2023 Cleantech Panelist Speaker

Glenn Anderson

Strategic Development Advisor

Cape Fear Ocean Labs


Glenn has over 30 years of experience in corporate banking and public policy experience building entrepreneurial innovation ecosystems creating science and technology jobs.  His early banking career in building the growth of the Silicon Valley and Seattle ecosystems led to a second career in public service in the Washington State Legislature.  He oversaw the entire K-20 and workforce training policy and budget.  Glenn was a statewide leader for a comprehensive assessment of education reforms to support 21st Century state economic competitiveness that was later enacted into law.  It included a comprehensive multistate review of higher education research, commercialization and workforce training practices to accelerate smart and sustainable economic development.

He also oversaw the state’s international trade strategies and investments, as well as information technology infrastructure investments.  He served on the state’s Life Sciences Discovery Board which provided $26M in seed grants that led to over $200M in follow-on funding to 40 startup companies.  Glenn was awarded the ‘Washington General’ designation for outstanding civic service to the state.  He also served as Business Development Director for the third largest higher education institute in the state.

Glenn is a native of Alabama and a graduate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a B.A in International Trade Economics and Political Science minor.   He is a founding member of the Cape Fear Ocean Labs.