Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. The Tech Council is the nonprofit, bipartisan science and technology policy advisory board to the governor and the Legislature. Its programs include the Wisconsin Angel Network, the Wisconsin Innovation Network, the Governor’s Business Plan Contest, and regular events that connect entrepreneurs, investors, researchers and others with a stake in the tech-based economy. Still is a senior lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences Communication and teaches a capstone course, where he uses his many industry connections to get students internships and real-world experience.
Still serves on the board of directors for the WiSys Technology Foundation, the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, and the Waisman Center Biomanufacturing Advisory Board, among other civic and business groups.
He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison. Still continues to write a syndicated column that appears regularly in more than two dozen publications.
Still moderated the Wisconsin Economic Summits (2000-2003) and helped write the Wisconsin Prosperity Strategy in 2010. He is the co-author of “Hands-On Environmentalism,” published by Encounter Books, New York. He was a 2008 winner of Madison Magazine’s “Best of Madison Business” award and was named to InBusiness magazine’s 2010 Executive Hall of Fame. Still was also named “Communicator of the Year” by the Public Relations Society of America/Wisconsin in 2012.