Tom Swanson

Tom Swanson

  • Project Director
  • Clean Energy Initiative,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


Tom Swanson is a project director for Pew’s clean energy initiative, which seeks to accelerate the clean energy economy in order to seize its economic, national security, and environmental benefits for the United States. In this capacity, he manages the project team and oversees the campaign’s research, policy, and outreach efforts. Swanson also directs Pew’s project on national security, energy, and climate, which highlights the critical nexus of national security, energy security, and climate change. He joined Pew in 2008 and has more than a decade of policy and advocacy experience. During that time, he has managed the field portfolio for Pew’s clean energy and public lands programs in 25 states, developing and implementing strategic plans to secure federal policy advancements. Before that Swanson spent three years as a field coordinator with the National Environmental Trust.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William & Mary and a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs.

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