Daniel Malarkey was recently named deputy director for the Washington State Department of Commerce to serve as the department’s primary liaison to the private sector with responsibility for policy development to grow and improve jobs in the state.
Daniel has recently worked as a clean-energy consultant to private companies and public entities. He brings over 25 years of experience working on public-policy issues as a consultant, business owner, and public employee. He was the founder and CEO of Washington Biodiesel, which developed an oil-seed processing and renewable-fuels project in eastern Washington. He served as director of finance for the Seattle Monorail Project and was managing director of ECONorthwest, the region’s largest economic consulting firm. He has extensive experience in public infrastructure planning, finance, environmental economics, and economic development policy. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon and Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.