Thomas Cluderay is the Aspen Institute’s Associate General Counsel, responsible for helping the Legal Team manage the Institute’s legal affairs, advising on a wide range of topics pertaining to nonprofit operations and supporting organizational compliance and risk management activities.
Thomas has extensive in-house experience representing nonprofits. Prior to joining the Institute, Thomas served as general counsel for Yellowstone Forever, the nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. Before that, he was general counsel for Environmental Working Group, a national environmental health organization headquartered in D.C. Thomas earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. While at law school he served as a law fellow for Rep. Walt Minnick in the U.S. House of Representatives, interned at the Federal Communications Commission, and worked as a summer associate at Kelley Drye & Warren. He also has B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar.
Outside of work, Thomas is active in the Association of Corporate Counsel where he serves leadership roles in ACC’s global Nonprofit Organizations Network and National Capital Region Chapter. ACC recognized him in 2019 with its “Top Ten 30-Somethings” Award. His other interests include backpacking on public lands and photography.