Senior policy advisor Center for the New Energy Economy
Before joining the Center for the New Energy Economy, Tom Plant served eight years in the Colorado State Legislature (1999-2007). During this time, Plant spent two years as chairman of the house appropriations committee and one year as chairman of the joint budget committee. In 2007, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter named him to direct the Governor’s Energy Office as energy secretary for the state. Prior to directing the Energy Office and while serving in the state legislature, Plant served as the executive director of the Center for ReSource Conservation in Boulder. In 2011, Gov. Ritter established the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University and Plant joined the Center as a senior policy advisor.