Annapolis, Maryland – The Forbes Business Council recently chose Thomas Spangler, executive chairman and co-founder of CleanBay Renewables, as its newest executive member. The council is widely respected as a center for business and policy thought leadership. As a member of the Council, Spangler will share his expert insights on and contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

“Through Forbes Business Council, I will continue my advocacy for the future of environmental technology, clean energy and agricultural sustainability,” said Spangler. “I’m excited to connect with this community and help others around the world prepare for a net-zero future.”

Spangler was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements.

We are honored to welcome Tom into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

About Forbes Councils

Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

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About CleanBay Renewables Inc. 

CleanBay is an enviro-tech company founded in 2013 and focused on the sustainable management of waste through anaerobic digestion and nutrient recovery technologies which produce renewable natural gas and controlled-release organic fertilizer. The company’s first bio-conversion facility will be located in Maryland, and the company is actively developing sites for future facilities on the Delmarva Peninsula, in the Southeast, and California. CleanBay’s powerful solution to reduce air, soil and water pollution is sustained by a robust economic model that provides businesses with an opportunity to offset their CO2 emissions, local farmers with an alternative use for their poultry litter, and a controlled-release fertilizer to increase food production and support healthy soils.

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